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Ram Rahim’s adopted daughter Honeypreet remanded in judicial custody till Oct 23

Honeypreet will be lodged in Ambala central jail and will be produced before the court through video-conferencing on October 23.

india Updated: Oct 14, 2017 00:10 IST
Vivek Gupta
Vivek Gupta
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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Honeypreet was arrested from Zirakpur-Patiala road in Punjab on October 3(HT File)

The Panchkula police on Friday submitted in a local court original sale deeds of Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda’s properties, details of bank accounts besides debit and credit cards used by jailed sect head Gurmeet Ram Rahim.

The police said they made these recoveries during the nine-day remand of the dera head’s ‘adopted daughter’ Honeypreet Insan who was sent to judicial custody till October 23.

She along with her aide Sukhdeep Kaur will be lodged at the Ambala central jail.

During her remand, Honeypreet was taken to several places where she is believed to have stayed during her month-long hiding before her arrest last week from the Zirakpur-Patiala highway.

Not pressing for her further remand, the police told the court that during her hideout in Sri Gursar Modia last month, she dumped a large suitcase in a nearby village that was recovered when she was taken there on Wednesday.

“She packed all these stuff in haste when she left the dera on August 27 night, two days after Panchkula violence. That suitcase contained dozen of sale deeds of dera properties, details of dera’s bank accounts, her educational certificates and debit and credit cards the dera chief and she used,” the police said.

The police said these details were important to zero in on her role as a conspirator in inciting the August 25 violence in Panchkula. Honeypreet will now be produced in court on October 23.

Laptop, mobile data tampered with

The police claimed to have recovered Honeypreet’s laptop and mobile phone. While the laptop was recovered during a search operation at the dera, the mobile was handed over to the police by dera chairperson Vipassana on Friday after she reached for questioning here.

However, the data in her mobile phone, a latest iPhone version, was found deleted.

“Honeypreet has feigned ignorance about this. The matter is being investigated. We will be sending her phone for data recovery to the government-run CFSL laboratory,” said an official.

“Her laptop had revenue details about the dera which is being verified at government level,” said the official.

Charged with conspiracy, waging war against state

The police told the court that she has been charged under Sector 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 121 (waging, or attempting to wage war, or abetting waging of war, against government) and 121-A (conspiracy to commit offences).

The police earlier had not specified the charges in the FIR.

Panchkula police commissioner AS Chawla said they had enough evidence to nail her as a main accused in inciting violence.

(The story has been updated)

First Published: Oct 13, 2017 17:52 IST