Honeypreet Insan has surrendered before the Haryana police. She was on the run for over a month after being accused of inciting violence following the conviction of Gurmeet Ram Rahim in a rape case. Following the surrender, the police formally arrested her. She will be produced before a court on Wednesday said Panchkula DCP Manbir Singh.
Anticipating trouble, security was stepped up at Panchkula.
A lookout notice and an arrest warrant were issued by the Haryana Police against Honeypreet after she was booked at Sector 5 police station in Panchkula along with Dera functionaries Aditya Insan and Surinder Dhiman for allegedly inciting violence in Panchkula in the aftermath of the Dera head's conviction in a twin rape case. Honeypreet denies that she was involved in any of the violence.
The adopted daughter of Ram Rahim, she had earlier spoken to a news channel and said that she had full faith in the law. The Delhi police had last week rejected her plea for anticipatory bail.
She had been booked along with several other Dera members for inciting violence following the conviction on August 25. Earlier there were reports that she had fled to Nepal. However in the interview she had said that she had never left the country.
In an interview with News 24 she had said earlier from an undisclosed location that she was shocked by news reports about her relationship with Ram Rahim. Can't a father touch his daughter lovingly, she had asked. She also said that she had full faith in the judiciary. I will approach the Punjab and Haryana high Court, she also said.
On reports about her relationship with Ram Rahim, she said that these are aimed at tarnishing the image of a father and daughter. Can't a father love his daughter, can't a father touch his daughter lovingly, she also asked.
These comments came after her former husband, Vishwas Gupta alleged that he had caught Ram Rahim having sex with Honeypreet.
"Honeypreet slept in Ram Rahim's bed and had sex with him too. I saw her naked with Baba," he said, adding that Ram Rahim would ask him to stay out of his room while she was inside with him and warned him to not tell anyone about it.
On her whereabouts, she said that she never fled the country. I was shocked to find about a look out notice against me. On September 27, the Delhi High Court had rejected the transit anticipatory bail plea of Honeypreet, facing charges of sedition and inciting violence.