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I Masterminded Panchkula Violence, Confesses Honeypreet Insan

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| October 11 , 2017 , 12:19 IST

In a major confession, Honeypreet Insan, the adopted daughter and close confidante of sentenced Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, has admitted that she was the mastermind behind the violence in Panchkula on August 25 that resulted in the death of at least 38 people.

The Haryana Police SIT team interrogating Honeypreet revealed that she had confessed her role in the Panchkula violence. Honeypreet also admitted to preparing the guide maps for Panchkula where the violence was focused and that the Dera Sacha Sauda functionaries had been given the responsibility to fund and organise the violence.

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According to the investigating team, a plan for the August 25 violence had been prepared during a meeting on August 17 itself and that details were reportedly saved on a laptop which they hoping to recover soon. Police believe that the laptop may also include details on the financial transactions made by the Dera and help them in pinning more suspects.

After former Dera chief Ram Rahim was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment, Honeypreet went into hiding and the Haryana police launched a lookout for her to probe her role in the Panchkula violence and in a conspiracy of trying to flee Ram Rahim.

Honeypreet was finally arrested on October 3 but was not fully cooperating with the investigations. She initially maintained that she had no part in the Panchkula violence as she was 'depressed' due to the sentencing of Ram Rahim. She also claimed that she went into hiding because of depression.