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International alert sounded for Honeypreet, Aditya Insan

Haryana DGP says police have also started legal process to declare close aides of jailed Dera Sacha Sauda head Ram Rahim as proclaimed offenders

chandigarh Updated: Sep 24, 2017 11:03 IST
Bhaskar Mukherjee
Bhaskar Mukherjee
Hindustan Times, Sirsa
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Haryana DGP BS Sandhu addresses a press conference soon in Sirsa along with ADGP (law and order) Mohammad Akil, Hisar IG Amitabh Dhillon and Sirsa SP Ashwin Shenvi on Saturday.(HT Photo)

The Haryana Police have started the legal process to declare Honeypreet, Aditya Insan and Pawan Insan, close aides of jailed Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim, as proclaimed offenders (PO).

This was stated by director general of police (DGP) Baljeet Singh Sandhu while addressing a press conference here on Saturday.

He said an international alert has been sounded for Honeypreet and the two other dera functionaries and raids were being conducted to nab them., The trio has been booked for allegedly inciting violence in the wake of Ram Rahim’s conviction in two rape cases by the CBI court in Panchkula on August 25. The police have nabbed dera spokesperson Dilawar Insan from Sonepat.

“A total of 1,278 people have been arrested. Honeypreet, Aditya Insan and Pawan Insan are on the list of the most wanted. They will be declared POs. Their personal properties will be attached as per the law once they are declared POs,” Sandhu said.

He said that if required, the police will ask the dera chief to join the investigations to facilitate the arrest of Honeypreet, his “adopted daughter”.

Aditya Insaan, an articulate ophthalmologist who studied at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi, is the main spokesperson of the dera. He has been booked on charges of sedition, along with Surender Dhiman Insan, the dera spokesperson from Punjab.

Pawan Insaan is former spokesperson of the dera and used to manage the media for the self-styled godman.

Sandhu confirmed that Honeypreet had stayed at the dera headquarters for two days

following Ram Rahim’s conviction.

To a question, he said no permission was granted for ‘naam charcha’, a gathering for prayer services, at the

dera. Talking to Hindustan Times, additional director general of police (ADGP-law and order) Muhammad Akil, said, “Police teams are working round-the-clock to nab Honeypreet. We have registered a total of 240 cases with regard to the violence after the conviction of the dera chief. We have got important clues from the arrested accused, of which 44 have been nabbed from Sirsa.”

‘Honeypreet’s husband has filed no complaint’

Meanwhile, the DGP said that Honeypreet’s former husband Vishwas Gupta, who apprehends thread to his life, has not filed any formal complaint yet in this regard.

Gupta, while addressing a press conference in Chandigarh on Friday, had said, “I might be killed for speaking against the dera head, who is a very powerful man despite being in jail.”

Gupta had also said that he was forced to divorce his wife and many false cases were filed against him at the behest of Ram Rahim who had an illicit relationship with her.

First Published: Sep 23, 2017 14:36 IST