Panchkula court sends Honeypreet, aide to 14-day judicial custody
Panchkula: The Panchkula district court on Friday sent jailed Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Singh's adopted daughter Honeypreet Insan and her aide Sukhdeep Kaur to 14-day judicial custody till October 23.
The police has told the court that they have recovered a mobile phone from Honeypreet but did not recover any laptop.
The court has taken the decision after Honeypreet was finally arrested October 3, after being on the run continuously for 38 days. Her aide had also confessed her involvement in inciting violence in Panchkula after a special CBI court held the Dera chief guilty of raping two women. A total of 38 people had died in the violence in the district.
She had informed that Special Investigation Team of Haryana Police that she had prepared guide maps of the town of Panchkula before the riots erupted.
Earlier on October 11, Honeypreet, who was in police custody, had confessed to inciting violence in Panchkula and was sent to police remand till October 13.
Honeypreet’s police remand was extended by three days till October 13 by a court on Tuesday. It is to be mentioned that the police had sought a nine day remand for Honeypreet but the court, after hearing the arguments, sent her to a three-day police custody.
Honeypreet was earlier remanded to six days in police custody as she figured at the top of the list of 43 suspects wanted by the Haryana Police for their involvement in the Panchkula violence.
Honeypreet’s real name is Priyanka Taneja.
Recalling that the violence that erupted on August 25 claimed 41 lives in Panchkula and Sirsa, Haryana Police had filed an FIR against Honeypreet, along with other top Dera functionaries Aditya Insan and Surinder Dhiman, accusing them of sedition and arson.