Police in seven Bihar districts on Indo-Nepal border on ‘maximum alert’ for Honeypreet
The Haryana police have issued a lookout notice against Honeypreet, tipped to be Dera chief’s successor as head of the enormously wealthy seat but central agencies suspect she may have sneaked into Nepal.Updated: Sep 18, 2017 20:23 IST
The mysterious disappearance of Honeypreet Insaan, adopted ‘[daughter’ of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, since she accompanied him till jail following his conviction and sentencing, has led to an intelligence agencies’ alert on the Indo-Nepal border.
The intelligence agencies are seized with the possibility Honeypreet might have slipped into neighbouring Nepal.
With Bihar sharing a 729 km-long, porous border with Nepal, along Sitamarhi, Kishanganj, Araria, Supaul, Madhubani, East Champaran and West Champaran districts. the focus has shifted as much to this part of the country as to the Himalayan republic.
In her thirties, Honeypreet had accompanied the Dera head on way to the special CBI court in Panchkula for the pronouncement of the verdict in the 15-year-old rape case. She also travelled along with him in a special chopper which took them to Rohtak from Panchkula after the conviction.
After that, she went missing. The Haryana police have issued a lookout notice against Honeypreet, tipped to be Dera chief’s successor as head of the enormously wealthy seat but central agencies suspect she may have sneaked into Nepal.
SSB IG of Patna Frontier Chanchal Shekhar told HT on Monday that instructions had been issued at all border out posts (BOPs) to keep a strict vigil for women wearing veils or burqas.
“We are constantly in a state of alert, as the porous border is always vulnerable to the activities of criminals and fugitives. Though there is no specific input, we are aware of the sensitive nature of the matter at hand,” he added.
Sources maintained that the Haryana police had enquired from the Nepal Police and also from officers of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), deployed on different border out-posts (BOPs) about Honeypreet, but could not get any clue thus far.
Bihar director general of police (DGP) Pramod Kumar Thakur told mediapersons that there was no written communication between Bihar and Haryana police regarding Honeypreet so far.
The police personnel in seven districts of the state bordering Nepal had been put on “maximum alert” to frustrate any attempt by Honeypreet to escape to Nepal, said an official..
First Published: Sep 18, 2017 20:23 IST