NEW DELHI: Haryana police on Friday issued a ‘lookout notice’ for Honeypreet Singh, who has been charged with sedition, or instigating violence, and conspiracy in attempting to free Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh after his rape conviction last Friday.
Airports and bus and railway stations across the country have been put on alert.
Honeypreet, Ram Rahim’s adopted daughter, allegedly conspired to free Ram Rahim from the security detail that was given custody of the self-styled godman after his rape conviction, said Hayana deputy commissioner of police Manbir Singh. She also allegedly “gave a signal to (the crowds) to instigate violence” after Ram Rahim’s conviction.
A similar ‘lookout notice’ has also been issued for Aditya Insan, the mouthpiece of Dera Sacha Sauda who is on the run, and who’s also charged with inciting violence after Ram Rahim’s conviction.
Some reports say that Honeypreet has gone into hiding, while others say she is living in the house of a Dera follower in Rohtak.
Aditya is the main accused in the sedition case registered for inciting Ram Rahim followers to extreme violence following the conviction verdict. As many as 38 people died and crores worth of public property was destroyed in last Friday’s violence. Another man accused similarly, Surender Dhiman, has already been arrested.
Police sources said both Honeypreet and Aditya were in the know about what Ram Rahim’s followers would do if he were pronounced guilty
Meanwhile, the Haryana government is looking into how Honeypreet was allowed to board the chopper that took Ram Rahim out of the Panchkula court complex in Haryana after his conviction in a rape case last Friday.
Photographs taken in the court complex showed that Honeypreet accompanied the Dera Sacha Sauda chief to court and also sat beside him in the chopper. Some members of the Punjab and Haryana high court bar that special treatment was being extended to the Dera head after his arrest. Ram Rahim was on Monday sentenced to 20 years in jail.
As carried in toi on 1/9/2017