I Masterminded Panchkula Violence, Confesses Honeypreet Insan

Vipassana and Honeypreet

Vipassana and Honeypreet

Police officials believe the money was used to pay supporters to spark a riot in Panchkula in the event of Gurmeet being convicted of rape by the CBI court. Police sought her remand on the ground that they wanted to take her to other states like Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh.

A senior police officer of Harayana Police part of the investigating team probing Panchkula violence told News Nation that Honeypreet has confirmed her role in inciting the violence on August 25, the day Gurmeet Singh was convicted for raping two of his followers by CBI Court.

She got arrested on Tuesday from the Zirakpur-Patiala highway, 15 km from Chandigarh. She also said that no woman was ever molested inside Dera and there are holy relations between her and Gurmeet Singh.

At least 41 people died and several were injured in the violence. The Haryana Police had on September 1 issued a look-out notice against Ms Honeypreet and another key aide of the Dera chief, Mr Aditya Insan, following apprehensions that they might try to "escape from the country".

Honeypreet also revealed that the Dera functionaries were assigned to organize and fund the violence.

"No conspiracy meeting took place and no followers of the sect were involved in the violence, which was orchestrated by outsiders", said Honeypreet's counsel, SK Garg Nirwana who is also the Dera chief's lawyer.

According to India TV sources, in the 144-hour long police interrogation by the Haryana Police, Honeypreet kept on circumventing most of the questions, and when forced to give answers, she gave excuses of her ill health and unstable mental condition.

Honeypreet has been charged under various Sections of the IPC. The Dera chief has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for raping two female disciples.

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