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Raids across Delhi to nab Honeypreet, Aditya; police issues arrest warrant

Police sources said here that the raids were being conducted in Delhi and Delhi NCR

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

Honeypreet Insan
Honeypreet Insan. Photo: Facebook

The on Tuesday conducted raids in the capital to arrest fugitive and Aditya Insan, close aides of jailed sect chief Gurmeet Singh.

Police sources said the raids were being conducted in Delhi and nearby areas of the Capital Region (NCR).

One raid was conducted at a house in Greater Kailash-II in South Delhi.

The move came a day after Honeypreet, whose real name is Priyanka Taneja, moved the Delhi High Court seeking anticipatory transit bail.

A court in Panchkula, near Chandigarh, had on Monday issued arrest warrants against Honeypreet, and Pawan Insan. All three were booked by the on charges of sedition, inciting violence and being involved in the conspiracy to help the Dera chief escape after his conviction by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on August 25 on two counts of raping female disciples in 1999.

The had sounded an international alert against all three.

Honeypreet, in her mid-30s, is on the run since August 25, hours after was convicted.

She has been the closest aide of since 2009. The police is on her trail for nearly a month and raids have been conducted in Nepal, Rajasthan, Bihar and Haryana.

Honeypreet, who used to claim that she was Ram Rahim's "adopted daughter", starred as the main heroine in five films he directed, produced and acted in, in three years.

Last week, Honeypreet's former husband, Vishwas Gupta accused her and of having illicit relations and said their father-daughter relationship was a sham to fool followers.

has been sentenced to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of over Rs 30 lakh.

His conviction led to violence in Panchkula and Sirsa in Haryana, leaving 38 people dead and 264 injured. Isolated incidents of violence were also reported from Delhi and several other places in Punjab.

First Published: Tue, September 26 2017. 12:07 IST