CHANDIGARH: Honeypreet Insan, ‘adopted daughter’ of self-styled godman and rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, has been arrested after dodging the police for more than a month. Sources said Honeypreet was on her way to surrender before a Panchkula court when she was detained by Punjab Police and then handed over to Haryana Police near Zirakpur in Punjab. However, Panchkula police commissioner A S Chawla refused to comment on this.
Earlier, Honeypreet said she was “devastated and depressed” by the allegations against Ram Rahim. “When Papa went away (was jailed), my world came crashing down. Papa is innocent.”
Talking to a TV channel in a car at an undisclosed location, she said allegations that she had incited the August 25 violence in Panchkula were untrue. “Was I present with the arsonists, how are they levelling such allegations?” she asked. “How are they making me an accused? I was there with my papa and discharging my duty as a daughter.
Every daughter remains with her father, I went with him,” she said. “Have you heard me saying a word where I instigate people? I had gone there (to CBI court in Panchkula) with the hope that my father will return by evening, but when he was held guilty, I went into depression. How could I think about anything else, I was totally devastated,” she said.
Appealing for sympathy, she said: “Try to understand what my condition was. The woman who used to make patriotic films with her father, the woman in whom her father had infused the spirit of patriotism over the years, he goes behind bars, which was unthinkable for me. And for that very woman to hear that sedition charges have been slapped, I was devastated. I was completely shaken to hear such serious charges when in my life I have not even killed an ant.”
Asked about allegations by her ex-husband Vishwas Gupta that she had illicit relations with Ram Rahim, Honeypreet said: “Please do not believe them. As for Vishwas Gupta, I do not want to talk about him.”