A ‘lookout notice’ was issued against Honeypreet on the charges of hatching a conspiracy to help Ram Rahim flee from the police, said The Times of India. A similar notice has also been issued for Dera Sacha Sauda’s spokesperson Aditya Insan, who is on the run after being charged with inciting violence after Ram Rahim’s conviction.
She has not been seen after she left Rohtak on 25 August evening.
The report quoted Hayana deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Manbir Singh as saying that Honeypreet allegedly conspired to free Ram Rahim from the security detail taking him to jail.
NDTV describes how after being declared guilty, Ram Rahim had demanded a red bag which he had carried from Sirsa. This was the signal to his followers to cause disturbance. The police also suspect that Ram Rahim and Honeypreet were stalling for time by lingering in the court complex while they waited for mobs of supporters. When the police tried to shift him to a police car, his security guards ringed around him, according to the report. Later a route change had to be devised to take him to the helicopter.
Had the self-styled godman succeeded in hiding behind his followers, it would have been very difficult for the security forces to arrest him without bloodshed, sources said.
The Haryana government is already looking into how Honeypreet was allowed to board that helicopter, reports Financial Express. The report says that Honeypreet has gone into hiding after the sentencing of the Dera chief.
The Haryana Police had last week arrested five of its own commandos, who were in the Z-plus security cover of the sect chief, and two private security men. All were accused and booked for sedition and involvement in the conspiracy to help the sect chief escape.
All the five Haryana Police commandos have been dismissed from service for their involvement in the conspiracy. They were in the security of Ram Rahim for a number of years.
Honeypreet is the adopted daughter of Ram Rahim Singh whose conviction in a rape case triggered mob violence that killed 36 people across Haryana. Considered a confidant of the Dera chief, she has also emerged as his likely successor to head the controversial sect. She accompanied Ram Rahim Singh when he was brought to the special CBI court in Panchkula for the pronouncement of the verdict in the 15-year-old rape case.
Though both Ram Rahim and Honeypreet call themselves ‘father-daughter’, her former husband had accused both of having an illicit relationship.
On her Twitter and Facebook accounts, she mentions herself as “PAPA’s ANGEL, Philanthropist, Director, Editor, Actress!! Passionate to transform my Rockstar Papa’s directions into actions!”
She has also acted, edited and directed movies on Ram Rahim Singh. Honeypreet acted in ‘MSG 2 -The Messenger’ and later had a special appearance in ‘MSG-The Warrior Lion Heart’. Ram Rahim Singh is married to Harjeet Kaur. They have two daughters, Charanpreet and Amanpreet, both of whom are married, and a son Jasmeet.
The Haryana Police on Thursday arrested another aide of Ram Rahim, Surender Dhiman, for sedition and inciting violence. Dhiman, a Dera functionary and journalist with its newspaper ‘Sach Kahoon‘, surrendered before the police in Panchkula. He was taken into custody and presented before a local court which sent him on a seven-day police remand.
Dhiman, along with Aditya Insaan, was among the five people booked by the Haryana Police last week for inciting violence.