‘Med­i­cally fit’ Vi­pas­sana fails to ap­pear for ques­tion­ing, again

Hindustan Times (Patiala) - - Ht Punjab & Haryana -

Sirsa-based Dera Sacha Sauda chair­per­son Vi­pas­sana In­san yet again failed to turn up be­fore the Panchkula po­lice for ques­tion­ing even as she was de­clared med­i­cally fit.

Vi­pas­sana was sum­moned for the first time on Tues­day by Haryana po­lice for ques­tion­ing its on­go­ing probe in the Au­gust 25 Panchkula vi­o­lence, but cit­ing med­i­cal grounds, she skipped the date.

Sus­pect­ing that she might have been fak­ing her ill health, a team of doc­tors from Sirsa civil hospi­tal was sent to the dera for her checkup on Thurs­day.

Speak­ing to HT, Panchkula deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice (DCP) Man­bir Singh said, “Her med­i­cal re­port con­firmed that she has no health prob­lem that stops her from trav­el­ling.”

Re­act­ing to her re­peated de­fault of po­lice sum­mons, Panchkula po­lice com­mis­sioner AS Chawla said th­ese things are def­i­nitely go­ing against Vi­pas­sana.

“Her ques­tion­ing is vi­tal for our on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion into Panchkula vi­o­lence. She had ear­lier called one of my of­fi­cers and made ex­cuses for her non-ap­pear­ance. We have asked her to ap­pear im­me­di­ately and if she does not come by to­mor­row (Fri­day), we will take ap­pro­pri­ate ac­tion,” he said.

When asked if Vi­pas­sana will be ar­rested, he said, “Any­thing can hap­pen if she con­tin­ues to ig­nore po­lice ques­tion­ing.”

WHY VI­PAS­SANA IS WANTED?

The on­go­ing in­ter­ro­ga­tion of Honeypreet, the “adopted” daugh­ter of Ram Rahim, has re­vealed that Vi­pas­sana was also part of a meet­ing that took place in the dera on Au­gust 17, wherein plan­ning was made to spread ar­son in Panchkula, in case the sect head is con­victed. The po­lice sus­pect that Vi­pas­sana, be­ing the ad­min­is­tra­tive head of the dera, might be privy to the con­spir­acy be­hind the vi­o­lence.

‘BOOK HONEYPREET’S FOR­MER HUS­BAND FOR DE­FAM­ING HER’

Ro­htak Haryana State Women Com­mis­sion has asked po­lice to take ac­tion against Honeypreet In­san’s ex-hus­band Vish­was

Gupta for ‘de­fam­ing’ her.

In a let­ter to Haryana DGP BS Sandu, BJP leader and chair­per­son of the women com­mis­sion Pratibha Su­man has asked po­lice to book Gupta un­der suit­able sec­tions and send a com­pli­ance re­port to the com­mis­sion within seven days.

Su­man said the let­ter was sent af­ter lawyers of a hu­man rights group met her with a com­plaint against Gupta. “They com­plained that Gupta held a press con­fer­ence in Chandi­garh in which he openly in­sulted Honeypreet for hav­ing il­licit re­la­tion­ship with

her fa­ther-fig­ure Ram Rahim,” she said.

The com­plaint fur­ther stated: “The news of his claim was widely cir­cu­lated in print and elec­tronic me­dia, but he did not back it up with any proof. Who is he to de­fame her now by mak­ing such state­ments?”

Speak­ing to HT, Su­man said, “Honeypreet is ac­cused of in­cit­ing vi­o­lence in Panchkula. But be­ing the chair­per­son of the women com­mis­sion, I can­not let any­one de­fame her char­ac­ter like this. That is why I have writ­ten a let­ter to the DGP.”

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