Dera spokesperson Dilawar Insaan sent to police remand for 7 days

Frederick Owens
September 16, 2017

Charged with inciting violence in Panchkula which killed at least 40 people, he is likely to be presented before a court in Panchkula.

Earlier on August 25, the same CBI court had convicted Gurmeet Singh in case of rape against female disciples. According to Haryana director general of police B.S. Sandhu, adequate para military and Haryana police personnel are stationed around the court complex in Sector 1 here and other areas in Panchkula town.

Dilawar, a core member of the Dera, was arrested from Sonipat district. They have been booked under the relevant sections of the IPC, including the sedition charge, said Singh. Several parts of Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan had witnessed large-scale violence following his conviction in the two rape cases on August 25.

Ranjit, who had distanced himself from the dera, was called to Sirsa in June 2002 and threatened by accused Avtar Singh and Inder Sain to seek apology from Ram Rahim for having circulated an anonymous letter regarding the alleged rape of sadhvis.

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The arrest of Dilawar assumed significance as he was one of the close aides of Ram Rahim Singh, state police officers said. "The three Haryana Police commandos were summoned, but they could not give any satisfactory reply as to why they came to Panchkula on that day", Panchkula Police Commissioner AS Chawla said.

A lookout notice has been issued against Honeypreet Insaan, Singh's adopted daughter.

The police had also said that they needed to question Honeypreet on the basis of certain other disclosures by Surinder which made her role in the chain of events connected with the Dera a suspect.

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