Honeypreet gets bail in Dera violence case

Wednesday 13th November 2019 06:18 EST

A Chief Judicial Magistrate Court in Panchkula granted bail to Priyanka Taneja alias Honeypreet Insan, a close aide of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim. Honeypreet is an accused in the case of conspiracy behind the violence by Dera followers after Ram Rahim's conviction in August 2017. The order comes four days after charges of waging war against the government were dropped from the case against Honeypreet and 39 others. The Haryana police failed to prove its allegation that the rioting by the Dera followers was also aimed at overthrowing the Government of India and the Haryana government. Honeypreet, who was arrested in October of 2017, has spent almost two years in Ambala jail. The accused will now face trial only for offences related to unlawful assembly, violence and criminal conspiracy.

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