Honeypreet sent on 6-day police remand

Panchkula (Haryana)  : A court here remanded Honeypreet Insan in six-day police custody on Wednesday in connection with the violence that followed the Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief’s rape conviction on August 25, which left 41 people dead and scores injured.

Priyanka Taneja (36), alias Honeypreet, who calls herself the adopted daughter of Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, was arrested from Zirakpur-Patiala road in Punjab on Tuesday, reports PTI.

“They (Haryana Police) sought 14 days’ remand and following the arguments, the court sent Honeypreet to six-day police remand,” Honeypreet’s counsel S K Garg Narwana told reporters after over-an-hour-long hearing that took place in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Rohit Vats.

Honeypreet was produced before the Panchkula court amid tight security arrangements. Another woman, identified as Sukhdeep Kaur, who was arrested by Haryana Police along with Honeypreet, was also sent to six-day police remand.

Honeypreet topped a list of 43 people “wanted” by the state police in connection with the violence.

Two rape victims move HC, seek life imprisonment for Ram Rahim

CHANDIGARH: Two women followers raped by the Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on Wednesday moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court seeking life imprisonment for the sect head sentenced to 20 years in prison.

A special CBI court on August 28 had sentenced Ram Rahim Singh to 20 years in prison after his conviction in two rape cases. “A revision petition has been filed on Wednesday in the Punjab and Haryana High court for the enhancement of sentence,” said victims’ counsel Navkiran Singh here.

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