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Honeypreet sent to judicial custody till October 23 by Panchkula court

Written by: India TV News Desk Panchkula 13 Oct 2017, 17:04:05 PM IST
India TV News Desk

A Panchkula court here today sent jailed Dera sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's adopted daughter Honeypreet Insan to judicial custody till October 23.

Punjab Police had on October 3 arrested Honeypreet from the Zirkapur-Patiala highway and later handed over to the Haryana Police. 

Honeypreet was booked by the Haryana Police on charges of sedition, inciting violence and being involved in a conspiracy to help the Dera chief escape after his conviction by the CBI court on August 25 on two counts of rape of female disciples in 1999.

Honeypreet, in her mid-30s, has been the closest aide of Ram Rahim since 2009.

Honeypreet, who has been claiming to be Ram Rahim's adopted daughter, starred as the main heroine in five films he directed, produced and acted in over a period of three years.

Ram Rahim has been sentenced to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of over Rs 30 lakh.

His rape conviction led to violence in Panchkula and Sirsa in Haryana, leaving 38 people dead and 264 injured. Isolated incidents of violence were also reported from Delhi and several other places in Punjab.