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Missing Honeypreet Insan Found, Says Had Gone Into Depression

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| October 3 , 2017 , 11:57 IST

After the conviction and sentencing of self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, his closest aide and adopted daughter Honeypreet Insan went into hiding as the police forces launched a massive lookout for her.

Absconding for the past 36 days as the police issued an official lookout notice, Honeypreet finally appeared, but not in front of the police, but in an interview with a leading media channel, and is expected to surrender before the court on Tuesday.

Honeypreet was one of the 43 most-wanted people by the Haryana Police and search operations had been launched for her ranging everywhere from the Nepal border to the Delhi NCR region. She was wanted for playing a role in inciting the violence that followed Ram Rahim's conviction as well as her role in the conspiracy of fleeing Ram Rahim from jail.

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In an interview with the India Today, Honeypreet defended herself against all charges, including rumours of her 'close' relationship with Ram Rahim.

"I do not understand how can someone question the holy relationship between a father and daughter? My main concern was the way the media projected me. How can they malign a father and daughter's relationship? Can a father not keep his hands on his daughter? Can a daughter not love her father?" Honeypreet said.

"The Honeypreet about whom the media is talking is not the real one. They have showed me as someone who is afraid of herself after the whole incident. I cannot describe my present mental state. I have been called a traitor, which is absolutely wrong. I was present at the court with permission. How else do you think can a woman be in the premises amid such security arrangement? The court permitted me to be with papa," she said.

She also defended herself against the allegations of inciting riots.

"I want to ask, how can a girl go alone without appropriate permission in the middle of the force? Later, they all said that I was wrong. I just need to say that all the evidence is there for the world to see. They accuse me of being involved in riots, but do they have any evidence against me? I am innocent. Have you seen me anywhere inciting riots? I was not present there at all," she said.

"How am I guilty? I just did what a daughter is meant to do. I have not spoken to anyone. How am I involved in riots? We went to the court believing that everything would be fine and we would be back in the evening. But the outcome was devastating and the verdict was against us. Our brain stopped working only. How can we conspire in such a situation?" Honeypreet questioned.

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Honeypreet also explained why she did not go to the police.

"I went into depression. The girl who talked about patriotism with her father went to jail, then she was accused of treason. I did not know the legal process. After my father's departure, I became helpless. I did what people guided me to do. I will now go to the Punjab and Haryana High Court. But it will take some time to handle my present mental state," she said.

Regarding her future steps, Honeypreet said she will take legal advice.

"Now, I will go to the Punjab and Haryana High Court. My father and I have full faith in justice. I am sure that we will definitely get justice. I will take legal advice now," she said.

"Me and my father are innocent and the truth will come out soon. My relationship with my father is pure. Please don't trust these baseless allegations," Honeypreet said.