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Panchkula violence: Honeypreet confesses to inciting riots aftermath of Ram Rahim’s conviction

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Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s adopted daughter Honeypreet Insan, who is in the custody of Haryana Police, has finally confessed that she had incited the violence in Panchkula on August 25 that killed over 40 people. Sources said she has confessed to the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Haryana Police about her role in the Panchkula violence. Honeypreet revealed that she prepared guide maps of the area.

On Tuesday, Honeypreet’s police remand was extended till October 13. Immediately after her arrest, Honeypreet denied charges of rioting and sedition that Haryana Police had filed against her.

Earlier, Honeypreet had claimed in a television interview that she had no knowledge of any planning or fund allocations made to cause violence in Panchkula. However, five Dera supporters in police custody claimed that Honeypreet had masterminded and funded the Panchkula violence. Dan Singh, one of these five men further revealed that Honeypreet had called for a meeting at the Sirsa headquarters on August 17, to plan for the CBI court hearing against Gurmeet Ram Rahim.


According to police, Singh had also alleged that she sanctioned Rs 1.25 crore to be moved to Panchkula ahead of the hearing. Honeypreet, whose real name is Priyanaka Taneja, figured at the top of the list of 43 suspects wanted by the Haryana Police for their involvement in the violence that erupted in the aftermath of the conviction of Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.

The violence that erupted on August 25 claimed 41 lives in Panchkula and Sirsa.