Hindustan Times (Patiala) - - Ht Punjab & Haryana - Vivek Gupta vivek.gupta@hin­dus­tan­times.com

The role of Dera Sacha Sauda chair­per­son Vi­pas­sana In­san in con­nec­tion with Panchkula vi­o­lence is get­ting murkier with each pass­ing day. Sources in the po­lice depart­ment con­firmed to Hindustan Times on Thurs­day that Honeypreet, the adopted daugh­ter of jailed dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, had handed over her mo­bile phone to Vi­pas­sana be­fore leav­ing the dera on Au­gust 27, two days af­ter vi­o­lence erupted in Panchkula.

Po­lice are mak­ing des­per­ate at­tempts to trace Honeypreet’s mo­bile as it be­lieved to have cru­cial de­tails about her in­volve­ment in spread­ing vi­o­lence. Po­lice also be­lieves that Honeypreet’s lap­top, which is likely to have im­por­tant in­for­ma­tion about the con­spir­acy, is with Vi­pas­sana.

“Honeypreet told po­lice that she had left her lap­top in her room and added if it wasn’t found there, it must be with Vi­pas­sana since is the ad­min­is­tra­tive head of the dera,” said a se­nior of­fi­cial on the con­di­tion of anonymity. “We also checked with the court com­mis­sioner ap­pointed by the Pun­jab and Haryana high court to search the dera, but there was no trace of her lap­top,” he added. In its re­cent re­mand pa­per sub­mit­ted be­fore the lo­cal court, po­lice claimed that Honeypreet’s mo­bile and lap­top have cru­cial in­for­ma­tion her in­volve­ment as a con­spir­a­tor. Po­lice claim that lap­tops has de­tails of field­ing of the dera mem­bers in Panchkula and map­ping of the city. It fur­ther claimed that Honeypreet had posted a video of Panchkula vi­o­lence from her mo­bile, which fur­ther nailed her role as a con­spir­a­tor in the vi­o­lence. How­ever, Honeypreet’s de­fence coun­sel has de­nied her in­volve­ment in any man­ner in in­cit­ing vi­o­lence.


Honeypreet re­port­edly stayed in and around Sri Gur­sar Mo­dia, the dera in Ra­jasthan’s Gan­gana­gar district for 17 days, po­lice of­fi­cials have said. Sources said she stayed in nearby Lad­huwala, Gill Ki Dhani and Kaur Ki Dhani vil­lages. “She has agreed to have been liv­ing in Ra­jasthan,” said po­lice sources.

The po­lice have taken pic­tures and sketches of places where Honeypreet took shel­ter. It will be used as ev­i­dence to cor­rob­o­rate her hide­outs.

Honeypreet will be pro­duced in the court on Fri­day. Po­lice have not ruled out seek­ing an ex­ten­sion of her re­mand. The lo­cal court has al­ready granted her nine days of re­mand.

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