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Haryana police to question Dera chairperson Vipassana Insan

| | Chandigarh | in Chandigarh

In the backdrop of crackdown on Dera Sacha Sauda, Haryana police will soon interrogate the organisation’s chairperson Vipassana Insan in connection with the violence that had broken out in Panchkula and Sirsa following the sect heads rape conviction.

Vipassana is one of the likely successors of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. “Sirsa police will soon ask Vipassana Insan to join the investigation,” Haryana DGP B S Sandhu said on Wednesday.

The police said it was making efforts to nab Ram Rahim’s confidant and adopted daughter, Honeypreet, and key Dera functionary, Aditya Insaan who they believed are still in the country.

“We have sent police teams to Himachal Pradesh and Punjab to track them. We are presuming that they are hiding somewhere in the country,” said Sandhu, adding that a lookout notice against them was also issued following apprehensions that they might try to “escape the country”.

Efforts to trace Honeypreet were initiated after the questioning of Surinder Dhiman Insan, another sect functionary who was arrested on charges of instigating violence, in connection with an alleged conspiracy to facilitate the Dera chiefs escape after he was convicted of raping two disciples.

The Haryana police had earlier conducted raids at various places and police teams were sent to various locations, including Mumbai and the Nepal side. It was also in touch with the police of other states.

Violence erupted in Panchkula and Sirsa in Haryana and parts of Punjab and Delhi on August 25 following the conviction of Ram Rahim. The mayhem left 35 dead in Panchkula and six in Sirsa.

Dera’s IT head arrested

Meanwhile, Police have arrested the IT head of Dera Sacha Sauda for allegedly tampering with computers at the sect’s headquarters ahead of a search by the authorities.

Police arrested Vineet Kumar, IT head of Dera Sacha Sauda and seized 60 hard disks on the information provided by the accused, Sirsa Superintendent of Police Ashwin Shenvi said. During investigations, it came to light that the Dera authorities had changed several hard disks before the search operation at its headquarters in Sirsa, he said.

He said that the computers of the Dera were tampered with and hard disks removed or altered before the sect’s headquarters at Sirsa were searched under the supervision of a commissioner appointed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court. 

 
 
 

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