Honeypreet confessed to plotting Panchkula violence: SIT

Thursday 12th October 2017 07:19 EDT

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) which is probing the violence that followed the conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in Panchkula, told a special court that the godman's adopted daughter Honeypreet Insan has confessed to have plotted the unrest that left at least 35 dead.

While seeking the extension of Honeypreet and her associate Sukhdeep Kaur's custody, officials claimed that Honeypreet had not only confessed to have prepared the plan but also carried out campaigning through video clips that instigated the crowd. The SIT sought the extension of the remand since they wanted to take her to other states like Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh.

The SIT said Sukhdeep also confessed to her involvement in the violence and Honeypreet's driver Rakesh Kumar Arora said she had disbursed £1,25,000 to some people from Panchkula to create law and order problems.

Meanwhile, the SIT has asked Vipassana Insan, the chairperson of the trust, to appear before it on the next hearing. She failed to appear before it earlier on health ground. A team of doctors examined her before asking her to present before the investigating team. Haryana DGP BS Sandhu said Vipassana was called for questioning in the presence of Honeypreet to verify certain facts related to the violence after the dera chief's conviction on August 25.

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