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Honeypreet Insan wants to surrender, but 'conditions' apply, say sources close to Dera chief's aide

Honeypreet Insan, the "adopted daughter" of the now jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh wants to surrender but only after certain conditions are met, according to several media reports.

According to Zee NewsHoneypreet is likely to surrender before the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday.

"I told the person I was talking to on the phone to surrender herself," Honeypreet's lawyer Pradeep Kumar Arya told Zee News.

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday told Honeypreet to surrender and dismissed her transit anticipatory bail plea.

"The plea is without merit. Honeypreet has been evading arrest in Haryana," ruled Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal. "The easiest way out for you would be to surrender," the court observed.

Transit anticipatory bail plea is meant to seek protection against arrest during transit.

Honeypreet, in her plea, claimed that her life was under threat. Her advocate Pradeep Kumar Arya told the bench that she was willing to join investigation but wanted protection from arrest.

Honeypreet is seeking bail for her transit from Delhi to Haryana to join investigation in the sedition case.

During the hearing on Tuesday, the Haryana Police opposed the filing of her plea in the Delhi High Court, saying it was "a ploy to do 'forum shopping'".

Delhi Police also alleged that Honeypreet should have approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court, rather moving the high court in Delhi.

The police of Delhi and Haryana opposed her plea for anticipatory bail for three weeks on the ground that the court of competent jurisdiction would be in Haryana.

Honeypreet has been on the run since the conviction of Ram Rahim in two rape cases.

She is facing a case of sedition for allegedly inciting violence in Haryana after the Dera chief's conviction.

With inputs from agencies

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Updated Date: Sep 28, 2017 14:24:59 IST