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Panchkula court rejects Honeypreet’s bail plea

Panchkula, June 7 : A local court here on Thursday dismissed regular bail application filed by dera chief’s adopted daughter Honeypreet Insan. She had sought bail on the grounds that no evidence was found against her by the Haryana Police. The Haryana SIT formed to investigate the Panchkula violence had slapped sedition charges against Honeypreet.
Honeypreet Insan, whose real name is Priyanka Taneja, had pleaded in her bail application that a woman, she was behind the bars for 245 days without any “fault or crime”.
The prosecution had opposed Honeypreet’s bail plea.
Honeypreet’s counsel had argued that as many as 15 people booked under various sections in FIR no. 345, related with Panchkula violence, have been granted bail by different courts including district courts and the high court.
Her counsel had further submitted that there were some accused, who were facing serious charges in comparison of Honeypreet, have also been granted relief of bail.
The counsel had also submitted that Honeypreet did not participate in violence and she was inside the court complex with the dera chief.
The special investigation team (SIT) of the Haryana Police had slapped the sedition charge against 22 accused, including Honeypreet, in connection with the Panchkula violence on August 25 last year.
According to the police chargesheet, the conspiracy to spread violence in Panchkula was hatched at the dera headquarters by Honeypreet and the 45-member dera management committee. Honeypreet, adopted daughter of rape convict Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim, was charged with criminal conspiracy and sedition, and is the prime accused in the Panchkula violence that broke out after the conviction of the dera chief.

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