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Honeypreet moves Delhi HC for anticipatory bail

Dera chief's absconding daughter Honeypreet moves Delhi HC for anticipatory bail

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Honeypreet Insan
Honeypreet Insan. Photo: Facebook

Insan, who has been on the run following the conviction of Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Singh in two cases, on Monday approached the seeking transit anticipatory bail, her lawyer said.

Priyanka Taneja alias Honeypreet, the adopted daughter of the jailed chief, tops the list of 43 persons 'wanted' by the Police in connection with incidents of violence that had followed Ram Rahim's conviction in the cases.

Earlier, a lookout notice was issued against by the police.

Her lawyer Arya told PTI that they have filed the anticipatory bail in the and the matter would be mentioned tomorrow before a bench headed by Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal for early hearing.

was convicted by the special court in Panchkula on August 25, following which violence and arson had erupted in Panchkula and Sirsa districts of which had left 41 people dead and several others injured.

The court on August 28 had sentenced to 20 years in prison for raping two of his disciples in 2002.

had accompanied the head when he had come to the special court on August 25. She had also travelled along with him in the special chopper which ferried them to Rohtak from Panchkula after the conviction.

The controversial sect head is currently lodged in Sunaria jail in Rohtak district of

Several teams of Police have travelled across the country, including the Indo-Nepal border, to trace the whereabouts of

Meanwhile, today moved the Punjab and High Court challenging the trial court's verdict.

In April 2002, an anonymous letter was written to the then chief justice of the Punjab and High Court, complaining about the alleged sexual exploitation of women followers at the Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa.

In May 2002, the high court had directed Sirsa district and session judge to probe the allegations in the letter. In September 2002, the high court handed over the matter to the after the district court indicated the possibility of sexual exploitation.

In December 2002, the registered a case of rape, criminal intimidation against

The had filed a charge sheet against the head in Ambala court in July 2007. The charge sheet mentioned the sexual exploitation of two 'sadhvis' between 1999 and 2001.

In September 2008, the special court framed charges of and criminal intimidation against

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First Published: Mon, September 25 2017. 23:27 IST