Haryana Police on Tuesday conducted searches in Delhi to trace jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief’s adopted daughter Honeypreet Insan against whom an arrest warrant has been issued in connection with incidents of violence following Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s conviction. The police here said that searches were being conducted at various locations to trace Ms. Honeypreet and two other key Dera functionaries, though they did not specify the places where they were carrying out the search.The Delhi Police said a team of Panchkula Police had come with an arrest warrant for Ms. Honeypreet on a tip off that she was present in a house in A Block in Greater Kailash in New Delhi. However, the raid did not yield anything, DCP Southeast Romil Baaniya said.The raid was conducted at 7:30 am and only the caretaker was found. The house was registered in the name of the Dera Sacha Sauda, Mr. Baaniya said.Police also said that any person giving any information leading to the arrest of the three and other ‘wanted’ accused in connection with the incidents of violence in Panchkula on August 25 will be suitably rewarded and his/her identity kept secret.The Haryana Police said that a court in Panchkula had on Monday issued arrest warrant against Ms. Honeypreet, Dera spokesperson Aditya Insan, and Dera’s top functionary Pawan Insan in connection with incidents of violence in Panchkula. The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Haryana Police had moved an application before the court seeking arrest warrants of the three accused. Accepting the SIT’s application, the court has issued arrest warrants against them, DGP B.S. Sandhu said.“If these three continue to evade arrest, then police will again move court with a plea to declare them as proclaimed offenders,” Mr. Sandhu said.Ms. Honeypreet, who has been on the run following the conviction of Dera chief by a special CBI court in Panchkula on August 25 in two rape cases, has moved the Delhi High Court today seeking anticipatory bail. Priyanka Taneja alias Honeypreet, the adopted daughter of the jailed Dera chief, tops the list of 43 persons ‘wanted’ by the Haryana Police in connection with incidents of violence that had followed Ram Rahim’s conviction in the rape cases.Haryana Police has also been questioning arrested Dera functionaries including Dilawar Insan and Pradeep Goyal to get concrete information about her place of hiding. Dilawar, a key member of the Dera was arrested from Sonipat while Pradeep, another Dera functionary was nabbed from Udaipur in Rajasthan by Haryana Police.
December 3, 2019