Honeypreet’s uncle wants her to surrender and join police investigation
Honeypreet has been in hiding ever since large-scale violence erupted after the conviction of Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim for raping two of his female disciples.india Updated: Oct 01, 2017 17:41 IST
After Honeypreet’s parents, now her maternal uncle Ashok Babbar , a businessman, wants her to surrender before police and join the investigation.
On Saturday night, Babbar said in front of media that Honeypreet must surrender before police as soon as possible. on Thursday, Honeypreet’s cousin Vijay Taneja, said the same in an interaction with the media. He also stated that her parents are worried and want her to surrender.
Honeypreet, whose real name is Priyanka Taneja and is on the Haryana Police’s most-wanted list, has been in hiding ever since large-scale violence erupted after the conviction of Gurmeet Ram Rahim for raping two of his female disciples. Recently, the Delhi high court had denied anticipatory bail to Honeypreet and asked her to surrender.
“Everyone is worried now. We even don’t know where is she and what is her recent mobile number. Even she has not contacted anyone after August 25. It is our request that she must surrender before police and join investigation,” Ashok Babbar said.
Babbar, however, raised objection against media reports hinting at sexual relations between Honeypreet and the dera head. “I really don’t understand that on what basis the media is showing that there was a relation between Honeypreet and Dera chief Ram Rahim. Ram Rahim and Honeypreet always had father-daughter relation and the truth will remain the same,” Babbar added.
When contacted, superintendent of police (SP) Sirsa, Ashwin Shenvi, said, “Teams are working round the clock to search for Honeypreet, Aditya Insan (spokesperson) and former spokesperson Pawan Insan. On Saturday, we have also arrested the cracker factory manager identified as Harwinder Singh from Shah Satnam Pura area near Dera Sacha Sauda.”
First Published: Oct 01, 2017 17:38 IST