Honeypreet Insan, the so-called daughter, masseuse and closest confidante of Dera Sachcha Sauda's Gurmeet Ram Rahim, has expressed her inability to hire a lawyer to fight her case.
She has been arrested for conspiring to help Gurmeet Ram Rahim escape from custody and for being the brain behind the widespread violent protests and arson in Panchkula, where Ram Rahim was convicted for rape.
She had initially absconded for days before being arrested for aiding Ram Rahim who is now serving a 20-year jail sentence for raping two of his followers.
Honeypreet , his devout follower and masseuse, has written to the Ambala Central jail administration that she has no money to pay a legal officer pleading her case.
She has said that the Panchkula SIT has filed the chargesheet in her case and the case will soon go to trial stage. The hearing in the case is set to begin on December 7.
She has written that since her three bank accounts were frozen by investigators, she cannot withdraw any money. She has requested that her bank accounts be reactivated so that she can withdraw money and hire lawyers to defend her in court.
Honeypreet had fled the scene after violence broke out in Panchkula, adjoining Chandigarh, after Ram Rahim was convicted of rape. She was absconding for a month and believed to have lived in Haryana, Punjab, Delhi and even Nepal.
Meanwhile, cops had raided the Dera Sachcha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa and its properties across many states and seized documents and sealed bank accounts. Three of those accounts ordered to be frozen belonged to Honeypreet Insan .
The Special Investigation Team probing the violence claimed that Honeypreet Insan paid as much as Rs 1.5 crore to the men leading the protests to create disturbances around the court and facilitate Ram Rahim's escape.
That attempt was foiled and Ram Rahim was flown in a chopper to Rohtak. Honeypreet had flown with him where Ram Rahim was sent to serve 20 years in prison.
A lot of her accomplices, at least 20 of them, are still absconding. Aditya Insan, the AIIMS doctor who became Ram Rahim's chief spokesperson, has not been seen since.
Honeypreet is among the 15 key Ram Rahim aides who are now in custody.
Ram Rahim's Son Jasmeet Insan now looks after Dera Sachcha Sauda as its fortunes have taken a tumble and followers have begun disassociating themselves.
Source: India Today