Rohtak: Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was sentenced to 20 years in prison for both the rape case on Monday, as security forces in Haryana and Punjab went on high alert to prevent possible violence by his followers.
The image of a woman accompanying Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim in the army helicopter after he was convicted of rape and sexual exploitation of two sadhvis had left many wondering who she is.
Her identity became public a couple of hours later and she was identified as the third daughter of Ram Rahim. But, more was yet to be known about Honeypreet.
Now, it has emerged that after being convicted in the 15-year-old rape case, Ram Rahim and Honeypreet wanted to stay together in jail. Honeypreet had accompanied Ram Rahim till Rohtak in the helicopter.
After court denied them the permission to stay together, Ram Rahim, later, spoke to jail authorities telling them to let Honeypreet stay with him in Rohtak jail. When the jail authorities cited the jail manual which does not allow a woman companion to be kept with a male convict, Ram Rahim reportedly threatened the jail officials. Ram Rahim told them that if they did not allow Honeypreet to stay with him, he would get them suspended.
Ram Rahim even lied to the jail officials saying that due to his backache and migraine, the CBI court had given oral permission for Honeypreet’s stay in jail with him. The court had, in fact, allowed Honeypreet to stay with Ram Rahim in the court premises. The pressure was such from the influential godman that the authorities actually let Honeypreet stay with Ram Rahim in the VIP retiring room of the jail for nearly 2 hours.
When Ram Rahim was being taken to the jail barracks, he and Honeypreet created a ruckus in the guest house. Both Ram Rahim and Honeypreet told the jail officials to let them stay together for the night. But, the officials did not agree following which Honeypreet made some frantic phone calls to Delhi and Chandigarh before leaving the place.