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Honeypreet sent to Ambala Central Jail

Honeypreet sent to Ambala Central Jail Honeypreet sent to Ambala Central Jail
Melissa Porter | 14 October, 2017, 09:46

Police sources said a laptop, in which the details about the "chosen" places, along with geographical maps and details of Dera supporters, who were tasked with spreading violence, had been recovered by Sirsa police from near Nathu Suri Chopya, a place in Sirsa district, a few days ago. "We also checked with the court commissioner appointed by the Punjab and Haryana high court to search the dera, but there was no trace of her laptop", he added.

Police Commissioner (Panchkula) A S Chawla said, "We have made a decision to send the phone for cyber forensic examination".

In its recent remand paper submitted before the local court, police claimed that Honeypreet's mobile and laptop have crucial information her involvement as a conspirator.

After the completion of nine-day police remand, Honeypreet, who calls herself the adopted daughter of Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, and Sukhdeep Kaur were presented before the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Rohit Watts under tight security arrangements, reports PTI.

According to the police, Honeypreet's laptop can contain deployment plan, guide maps and details of financial transactions as she was handling Dera's finances.

Investigators have confirmed that a blueprint of August 25 Panchkula violence was prepared in a Dera meeting held in Sirsa on August 17.

On Tuesday, the court had sent Honeypreet and her aide Sukhdeep Kaur to a three-day police remand.

The official said she was expected to turn up on Thursday but failed to do so.

It was reported by some sections of the media that while Honeypreet was on the run from law for 38 days after being booked for sedition, she had crossed the global border and stayed in Nepal.

Ram Rahim has been sentenced to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of over Rs 30 lakh.

The Haryana Police had come under fire, following the Panchkula violence for allowing Honeypreet to accompany the convicted Dera Chief inside the Court and then to Rohtak Sunaria Jail in a chopper. Haryana police, however, ruled out her arrest.