Dera functionary of Udaipur unit arrested, tells cops Honeypreet fled to Nepal

Police are continuing the hunt for rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s adopted daughter Honeypreet Insan and dera spokesman Aditya Insan.

india Updated: Sep 17, 2017 18:29 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Panchkula
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Rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim.(HT Photo)

A joint team of Panchkula and Udaipur police on Sunday arrested Pardeep Goyal Insaan who headed Dera Sacha Sauda’s unit in Udaipur. Sources said he was in touch with Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s adopted daughter Honeypreet who is absconding.

He reportedly told the police that Honeypreet came to Udaipur to meet him after the dera chief’s conviction and fled to Nepal thereafter.

But Haryana’s director general of police BS Sandhu did not confirm these reports and said that his interrogation will shed on his involvement. The police had issued a lookout notice for Honeypreet on September 1.

Pardeep Goyal who also heads Shah Satnam Green Force unit in Udaipur, is also accused of inciting violence by sending huge number of dera followers from his town to Panchkula ahead Ram Rahim’s conviction on August 25.

Panchkula police commissioner told HT that a local SIT team brought him here from Udaipur Sunday morning. “He will be produced before duty magistrate where police will seek his remand,” he said.

Honeypreet, who is accused of inciting violence in Panchkula, was last seen on August 25 when he accompanied dera chief to Rohtak jail in a chopper after his conviction.

The police also arrested Prakash, alias Vicky, brother-in-law of dera chief spokesperson Aditya Insan, from Mohali. He is accused of inciting violence on August 25 in Panchkula along with Aditya, who is still at large.

Violence broke out in Panchkula after the dera chief’s conviction, leaving more than 35 dead, while six others were killed in incidents in Sirsa.

First Published: Sep 17, 2017 16:40 IST