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Honeypreet Singh’s driver arrested in Rajasthan

A 'lookout notice' has been issued against Honeypreet for sedition and on charges of hatching a conspiracy to help Ram Rahim flee after his conviction.

india Updated: Sep 16, 2017 16:40 IST
IANS, Chandigarh
Honeypreet Kaur,Honeypreet Singh Insaan,Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim
Honeypreet Insan is seen with Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh at the promotion of the film ‘‘MSG - The Warrior Lion Heart’’ in Bengaluru on September 29, 2016. (PTI File Photo)

The Haryana Police on Friday arrested the driver of Honeypreet Singh, the controversial adopted daughter of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, the disgraced chief of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect.

Pradeep Kumar was arrested by a team of the Haryana Police from a location near the religious town of Salasar in Rajasthan, police sources here said.

The sources said the arrest could help the police to know the whereabouts of Honeypreet, who has been absconding since August 25 evening. She had accompanied the disgraced godman till the CBI special court in Panchkula where he was convicted on August 25 on two counts of rape.

She even accompanied Ram Rahim in the government helicopter from Panchkula to Rohtak after he was convicted in the rape cases and was being shifted to the prison near Rohtak.

The Haryana Police have booked Honeypreet for sedition and being involved in an alleged conspiracy to help Ram Rahim escape after his conviction.

A lookout notice has been issued against Honeypreet, whose real name is Priyanka Taneja.

Honeypreet, who is in her mid-30s, is considered closest to Ram Rahim and has been his heroine in the five films that he has directed, produced and acted in, in the past three years. Though both (Ram Rahim and Honeypreet) call themselves as the ‘father-daughter’ duo, her former husband had accused both of having an illicit relationship.

First Published: Sep 16, 2017 16:39 IST