In a sensational revelation, Honeypreet Insan has confessed that she was behind the Panchkula violence on August 25 which led to 40 deaths.
Adopted daughter of Self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim, Honeypreet was arrested a few days ago.
Honeypreet’s police remand was extended by three days till October 13 by a court on Tuesday. 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.
Earlier, she was remanded to six days in police custody on October 4 during which she was taken to Bathinda by the Haryana Police team. She was reportedly hiding in Bathinda to evade arrest.
Sources said she has confessed to the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Haryana Police about her role in the Panchkula violence. Honeypreet revealed that she prepared guide maps of the area.
The recent developments in this case are completely different from what Honeypreet was claiming on national television a few days back. Honeypreet was seen crying and claimed in a television interview that she had no knowledge of any planning or fund allocations made to cause violence in Panchkula.
However, before her arrest, one of these five Dera supporters revealed that Honeypreet had called for a meeting at the Sirsa headquarters on August 17, to plan for the CBI court hearing against Gurmeet Ram Rahim.
According to police, the Dera supporter had also alleged that she sanctioned Rs.1.25 Crore to be moved to Panchkula ahead of the hearing.
The police has informed the court that Honeypreet has now given some leads about the places where Aditya Insan, Pawan Insaan, and Gobi Ram could be hiding. Police now on the basis of the lead provided by Honeypreet Insan want to arrest Dera functionaries.
Meanwhile, the police has also slapped sedition case against Rakesh Kumar Arora, Private Secretary of Honeypreet Insan and her accomplice Sukhdeep Kaur.
With the rapist Ram Rahim Singh already in jail, the going seems to get tougher for Honeypreet and it seems like a matter of days before a harsh decision would be passed against her.
-with inputs from IndiaToday.