Since the time Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim was convicted and jailed for 20 years in rape cases, his aide and angel Honeypreet Insan has been absconding. For the last 38 days, police in seven states were on the lookout for her and she was named among 43 most-wanted by the Haryana Police. India Today finally tracked Honeypreet Insan to an undisclosed location today.
Dismissing rumours of her alleged sexual relationship with Gurmeet Ram Rahim, Honeypreet said her relations with the Dera chief are pure and blamed the media for maligning a father-daughter relationship.
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Asked about why she did not appear before the police, Honeypreet claimed she was suffering from depression and was unaware of the legal processes involved. “After my father’s departure, I became helpless. I did what people guided me to do. I will now go to the Punjab and Haryana High Court. But, it will take me some time to handle my present state of mind,” Honeypreet told India Today in an exclusive interview.
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Following Ram Rahim’s conviction in the rape cases, he was flown from Panchkula to a Rohtak jail and Honeypreet had accompanied him. She stayed at a guest house in Rohtak on the night of August 25. The next day, August 26, she reached the Dera headquarters in Sirsa where she met chairperson Vipassana Insan. She stayed at the Dera headquarters for the night and the next morning she left the premises without informing anyone.
WE TRACE HONEYPREET’s JOURNEY FROM SIRSA FROM August 27 TO October 3:
1- Honeypreet visited her brother’s in-laws in Hanumangarh and stayed there for August 27 and August 28.
2- She left Hanumangarh just before police reached there looking for her on August 29.
3- On August 30, she stayed at a Dera follower’s house in Rajasthan’s Sangaria.
4- She was spotted at a shopping mall in Udaipur on September 2. By the time police reached the spot, they could only find a Dera caretaker.
5- News of Honeypreet being spotted in Nepal started doing the rounds and a search was launched.
6- Unable to find Honeypreet in Nepal, police tracked her to Ram Rahim’s native village Gurusar Modia. Yet again, Honeypreet gave police the slip.
7- Honeypreet met her lawyer in Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar on September 25. She stayed there for two hours but police reached the spot two days later after scanning the CCTV footage of the area.
8- Police searched a flat and some other locations in Gurgaon but Honeypreet managed to stay a step ahead of them.
9- On October 3, Honeypreet revealed to India Today where all she went in the last month.