Honeypreet charged with inciting violence

Honeypreet charged with inciting violence

Haryana police on Tuesday charged Honeypreet Insan, the "adopted" daughter of rape convict Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, as the main accused in the violence that consumed 40 lives in Panchkula and other parts of the state on August 25.  

Widespread violence broke out soon after the sect chief was held guilty of raping two women by a special CBI court in Panchkula.

Honeypreet was booked by the Panchkula police on charges of inciting violence, sedition among others.

A 1,200 page charge-sheet was filed against Honeypreet and other accused in a Panchkula court on Tuesday.  

The police charged Honeypreet of planning the violence and distributing money for the purpose. The police, sources said, have maintained that the violence was pre-meditated and Honeypreet was the main conspirator.  

Honeypreet is currently lodged in Ambala central jail.

As many as 15 others have been chargesheeted. Honeypreet joined the court proceedings through video-conferencing this afternoon.

The bail application of another accused in the case, Surender Dhiman, was rejected by the court of the chief judicial magistrate.

Honeypreet had been on the run for several weeks after the violence broke out. She eventually surrendered at a location close to capital city Chandigarh. Another main accused in the case, Dr Aditya Insan, is still on the run. Aditya's close aide, Pawan Insan, who was arrested last week, has reportedly disclosed various locations to the police to nab Aditya.  

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