Dera chairperson Vipassana Insan appears before SIT, grilled for over 3 hours
The Dera Sacha Sauda chairperson reached the HUDA police post in the town at about 2.40 pm, where the SIT questioned her. She came out of the police station around 6.20pm.Updated: Sep 19, 2017 12:08 IST
Dera Sacha Sauda chairperson Vipassana appeared before police to join investigation relating to the disappearance of Honeypreet Insan, daughter of rape convict dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, on Monday.
She reached the HUDA police post in the town at about 2.40 pm, where a special investigation team (SIT) formed by Sirsa police headed by deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Dabwali, Kuldeep Beniwal, questioned her. She came out of the police station around 6.20pm.
Speaking to HT, SIT in-charge Kuldeep Beniwal said that Vipassana had told police that Dera Sacha Sauda chief’s daughter Honeypreet visited Sirsa on August 25, soon after the dera chief was sent to Sunaria jail in Rohtak.
“Vipassana said that since then, she had not received any call from Honeypreet and they were not in touch,” Beniwal added. “Vipassana agreed to join investigation she visited here today at about 2.40 pm and she left from the police station at 6.20 pm. We have asked her to keep her mobile on so we can call her for further investigation,” Beniwal added.
“Our main investigation is focused on the crimes that the Dera followers committed as protesters had set ablaze a Vita milk-plant, damaged public and private vehicles, and properties. We have already arrested some people in this regard, but SIT is also trying to identify more people involved in arson in Sirsa,” Beniwal added.
Says not in contact with Aditya, Pawan Insan
“We also asked her if she knew the whereabouts of Aditya Insan, Pawan Insan and other members of dera management who have gone hiding. She told the investigation team that she is not in contact with them and they are hiding after Panchkula violence,” he added.
She told the police that she had recently visited Gursar Modia in Sri Ganganagar of Rajasthan to hand over some important documents to Jasmeet Singh, son of Ram Rahim. However, Vipassana maintained distance from mediapersons at the police station and left for Dera Sacha Sauda in her personal car.
First Published: Sep 19, 2017 12:05 IST