A chargesheet has been filed against the adopted daughter of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Baba Ram Rahim Singh, Honeypreet Insan, in connection with the violence in Panchkula following his conviction in a rape case.
The chargesheet, accessed that Honeypreet played a major role before and during the riots that occurred in the aftermath of the verdict by a special CBI court in Panchkula on August 25, killing over 40 people, reports CNN-News18.
Honeypreet played a major role before and during the riots that occurred in the aftermath of the verdict by a special CBI court in Panchkula on August 25, killing over 40 people.
Honeypreet, who claims to be an adopted daughter of the Dera chief, and eleven others have been charged with sedition, criminal conspiracy, besides other offences under the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Three others have been charged under Section 216 of the IPC (Harbouring offender who has escaped from custody or whose apprehension has been ordered) for giving shelter to Honeypreet when she was on the run, Panchkula police commissioner A S Chawla said.
The chargesheet was filed by the SIT headed by ACP, Panchkula, Mukesh Malhotra, before the court of chief judicial magistrate in Panchkula.
A lookout notice, and later an arrest warrant, was issued by the Haryana Police against Honeypreet before she was arrested last month.
The Dera chief has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for allegedly raping two female disciples.
Honeypreet and the eleven others, including Dilawar Insan, Surinder Dhiman, and Chamkaur Singh, have been charged under Sections including 121 (waging, or attempting to wage war, or abetting waging of war, against the government) and 121-A (conspiracy to commit offences) of IPC.
Another key Dera member Aditya Insan, who is absconding, was charged as among the conspirators along with Honeypreet for the violence after Ram Rahim Singh's conviction.
Honeypreet, whose real name is Priyanka Taneja, currently in judicial remand in the Ambala central jail since October 14, was arrested by the Haryana police on October 4.
Ram Rahim has been sentenced to 20 years. His rape conviction led to violence in Panchkula and Sirsa in Haryana, leaving more than 30 people dead and over 260 injured.
OneIndia News (with agency inputs)