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Dera chairperson Vipassana Insan appears before SIT

The SIT had asked Vipassana to appear in Panchkula in connection with the FIR in which the sect head's confidante Honeypreet Insan, Dera spokesperson Aditya Insan and some other top functionaries are accused of sedition, conspiracy and other charges.

By: PTI | Panchkula | Published: October 13, 2017 4:47 pm
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Dera Sacha Sauda chairperson Vipassana Insan on Friday appeared before a special investigating team of the Haryana Police for questioning in connection with the violence which broke out following the sect head’s rape conviction, an official said.

The police official said Vipassana reached here on Friday from the sect headquarters at Sirsa. She was summoned by the Panchkula Police for questioning.

The official said she was expected to turn up on Thursday but failed to do so. A team of doctors from the Sirsa civil hospital was sent to the headquarters for her check up on Thursday who said she was fit to travel.

The official said after being cleared by doctors, Vipassana was summoned by the SIT for questioning today.

The SIT had asked Vipassana to appear in Panchkula in connection with the FIR in which the sect head’s confidante Honeypreet Insan, Dera spokesperson Aditya Insan and some other top functionaries are accused of sedition, conspiracy and other charges.

Violence had erupted in Panchkula and Sirsa, the Dera headquarters, which claimed 41 lives–six died in Sirsa–and left nearly 200 injured in the August 25 violence which broke out after Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s conviction.

He was sentenced to 20 years in jail for raping two women and is now lodged in a jail in Sunaria in Rohtak district.

Notably, the police is also probing the alleged involvement of Honeypreet, who claims to be the adopted daughter of the jailed Dera chief, in hatching a conspiracy to incite the violence.

Honeypreet, whose real name is Priyanka Taneja, was arrested by the Haryana Police on October 3 and she is in police remand till today.

She had topped a list of 43 people “wanted” by the state police in connection with the violence.

The police said they were investigating if Honeypreet’s mobile was with Vipassana. She had claimed that she had handed it over to the Dera chairperson on August 27.

They believe that Honeypreet’s mobile could have crucial details which could help the ongoing probe. They are also searching for Honeypreet’s laptop which she is said to have left in her room at the Dera headquarters.

Earlier, the SIT had taken Honeypreet to different areas of Punjab, Rajasthan and Haryana where she took refuge during the period she was hiding.

The Haryana Police had on September 1 issued a lookout notice against Honeypreet and another key aide of the Dera chief, Aditya Insan, following apprehensions that they might try to “escape from the country”.

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    R.Mehta
    Oct 14, 2017 at 5:59 pm
    Though it is too early to come to a conclusion ,but it appears that Vipasana Insan is a paid employee of Dera and was looking after the administration and may not have any connection and activities of the Dera. May be while holding the position in Dera ,she may have inclination of activities being carried in Dera ,but as an employee ,she had no other option but to keep quite and do her job ,considering the activities and control of Dera chief on everything, it may also be the case that having taken job and learning to know about ,what is happening at the place of her employement and considering the circumstances ,even if wanted ,she could not leave Dera and has thus continued with her employer for last so many years ,doing the job assigned to her .She must have acted earlier as well as post conviction of Dera Chief on instructions of Chief and persons close to him ,whose orders ,she was supposed to follow ,being in the employement.
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      A Gopal
      Oct 13, 2017 at 5:38 pm
      Is it the same CBI Court that had convicted Arushi Talwar's parents convicted Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insaan ??? If it is , then I am begining to get serious doubts about the correctness of the judgement
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