Mother-son who sheltered Honeypreet held in Bathinda
Accused Saranjit Kaur and her son Gurmeet Singh were arrested in a raid along with under Sections 345 (wrongful confinement of the person wanted by police) and 216 (harbouring offender whose arrest has been ordered) of IPC.punjab Updated: Oct 17, 2017 15:05 IST
A mother-son duo who had sheltered Honeypreet, the “adopted” daughter of jailed head of Dera Sacha Sauda Gurmeet Ram Rahim, for arrested by the Panchkula police on Monday from Jangirana village near Bathinda for sheltering in their home for at least one week. It was from here that Honeypreet went to Delhi to file anticipatory bail in the Delhi high court.
Accused Saranjit Kaur and her son Gurmeet Singh were arrested in a raid along with under Sections 345 (wrongful confinement of the person wanted by police) and 216 (harbouring offender whose arrest has been ordered) of IPC.
They duo had gone underground when the police raided their home last week along with Honeypreet, who is now in judicial custody since Friday. Honeypreet was arrested on October 3 for inciting violence in Panchkula on August 25 after conviction of Ram Rahim by the CBI court here.
Panchkula police commissioner AS Chawla said the mother-son duo were arrested after the police had enough evidence to prove that Honeypreet stayed in their house
Sources said Honeypreet was taken to Saranjit’s home by her aide Sukhdeep Kaur, who was arrested along with Honeypreet.
8 more under scanner
Sources said there are at least 8-9 other people who are under scanner. They include those who sheltered her in Gursar Modia in Rajasthan’s Ganganagar district where she remained hidden for 17 days, after leaving the dera on August 27, two days after Panchkula violence.
The police have identified suspects in another Bathinda village, Thandewala, which was Honeypreet’s last location before she was arrested. The police are also looking for those who sheltered her in Muksatsar district too.
Baba’s close aide held in Rajasthan
Sources also told HT that they have also arrested Gopal Bansal, a resident of Rajasthan’s Hanumangarh district for inciting violence in Panchkula. He was dera chief’s point person in Rajasthan and also member of dera’s 45-member committee.
Another Chandigarh cop held
The police on Monday also arrested head constable Labh Singh of the Chandigarh police for his suspected involvement in the escape bid of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Ram Rahim Singh on August 25 after his conviction in two rape cases by the CBI court in Panchkula.
Police sources said the accused was leaking information to the dera officials about the police positions and helped them identify various points of possible exit routes.
Labh singh was working in the intelligence department of the Chandigarh police and was seen standing outside the CBI court on August 25 before the violence broke out in Panchkula.
First Published: Oct 17, 2017 15:04 IST