November 06, 2019 05:43 PM

Panchkula (Face2News)

Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim's close aide Honeypreet Insan , who was landing in Ambala Jail and accused of inciting violence in Panchkula in 2017, granted bail by a Panchkula Court on Wednesday. Honepreet alias Taneja  had moved her plea on Wednesday, 4 days after court dropped sedition charges against her. He was arrested Near Dera Bassi in year 2017 after intracting media. Panchkula Court sent her to  judicial costudy at Ambala Jail in a  case related to massive violence that took place in the city in 2017. 

This comes four days after the court dropped sedition charges against Honeypreet and other three dozen accused in the in connection with the violence following the conviction of the Dera chief in rape cases that left more than 30 people dead and over 200 injured. On Saturday, Additional District and Sessions Judge Sanjay Sandhir framed charges against Honeypreet and other Dera followers under relevant sections of the IPC and dropped section 121 (waging or attempting to wage war) and 121A (conspiracy to commit offences punishable by section 121). 

Honeypreet had moved a bail plea after the dropping of sedition charges as all the other IPC sections under which she has been charged are bailable. She appeared before the court via video conferencing as she is lodged in Ambala jail. The matter will next be heard on November 20.

Honeypreet and other Dera followers were booked by the Panchkula police on the charges of sedition and criminal conspiracy in connection with the Panchkula violence which broke out following the conviction of the Ram Rahim on August 25, 2017. The chargesheet filed by the police claimed that the conspiracy to spread violence was hatched by Honeypreet and the 45-member Dera management committee at the Dera headquarters in Sirsa. Honeypreet and Dera spokesperson Aditya Insaan were allegedly the chief architects behind the violence that led to the death of over 30 people.

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