NEW DELHI: Honeypreet Insan, the adopted daughter of jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, on Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court for an anticipatory bail. In her application, she alleged that she is facing a threat to her life from the drug syndicates in Punjab and Haryana.
In Honeypreet's bail application, it is mentioned that the applicant (Honeypreet) is a single woman, with clean antecedents, law-abiding and is always ready and willing to join the investigation, to make her situation clear.
The application has set aside the claim of Haryana Police that Honeypreet was involved in instigating people for violence during Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s conviction in the rape case.
According to the application, on August 25, throughout the hearing of Ram Rahim in the Panchkula Court, the applicant was sleeping in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court premises and till reaching Rohtak’s Sunaria Jail, Honeypreet was with the Haryana Police and this fact is already in the videos.
The application read that there is nothing that can be said to be done wrong by the applicant. It's quite clear by the circumstances that the Haryana Police's motive is to cause harm, harassment and injure the reputation of the applicant by arresting her and further humiliating her.
Honeypreet Insan has been on the run following the conviction of Ram Rahim Singh in two rape cases.
Earlier, Honeypreet’s lawyer Pradeep Arya claimed that she had visited his office to sign the anticipatory bail application.
Arya told ANI that Honeypreet was in constant contact with him and that he would move the Delhi High Court seeking bail for his client.
"It took time for her to decide I guess. As soon she contacted us we took necessary steps. Honeypreet came today in the afternoon at my office in Delhi's Lajpat Nagar to sign the bail papers," he said.
When questioned about Honeypreet's whereabouts, Arya said that he had no clue about it.
He said that Honeypreet is very upset with the conviction of Dera Chief and the 'irresponsible' presentation of her relation with Ram Rahim.
"We are requesting for urgent hearing. Primarily she has been charged for treason. The charges farmed against her are incorrect," Arya said.
As per Honeypreet's lawyer, case has been filed against her under section 151, 152, 153, 120B, 121A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The Haryana Police on September 18 released a 'wanted list' of 43 people over the violence that lashed after conviction of the Dera chief in two rape cases. The list had Honeypreet Insan on the top.
Haryana witnessed uproar by the Dera Sacha Sauda followers after Ram Rahim was convicted in the rape cases by the special CBI court on August 25, leaving about 41 people dead and injuring more than 250 people.