Vishwas Gupta, Honeypreet Insan’s former husband, levelled several allegations against jailed rapist godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and his adopted daughter Honeypreet on Friday.
Addressing a press conference, Gupta said Honeypreet used to sleep in the gufa or Ram Rahim’s cave at the Dera Sacha Sauda’s headquarters in Sirsa, Haryana. “Honeypreet slept in Ram Rahim’s bed and had sex with him too. I saw her naked with Baba,” Gupta said. He said that Ram Rahim would ask him to stay out of his room while she was inside with him and warned him to keep quiet about it.
“Ram Rahim made us play a game like Bigg Boss in his cave. We were six couples (family members) and spent 28 days there,” said Gupta.
The estranged husband also claimed that Honeypreet was not adopted legally, adding that both Ram Rahim and Honeypreet threatened Gupta on several occasions.
“He had given orders to kill me,” Gupta said.
“Since 2009, Honeypreet was living with Ram Rahim as his de-facto wife. You can check the Dera records. Prior to 2009, only men were given top roles in the management but after 2009, women, including Honeypreet started taking on important roles in the Dera management,” he said.
Ram Rahim adopted Honeypreet in 2009. Her actual name is Priyanka Taneja. Gupta had married Honeypreet in 1999 on the direction of the Dera chief before filing for divorce in 2011. Reports suggested Gupta filed for the divorce on the grounds that Ram Rahim and Honeypreet were engaged in illicit relations with each other.
“In my petition, I had described Ram Rahim’s living quarters in the Dera. But soon after he dismantled everything and I don’t know how his gufa looks like now,” Gupta told reporters.
“I had to suffer so much under him. They filed a fake dowry case 11 years after my marriage. In the end, we had to ask for forgiveness reluctantly,” he said. The fake dowry case of Rs 2 lakh was slapped on Gupta after he filed for divorce accusing the Dera chief and Honeypreet of adultery.
Gupta further elaborated that even after moving out of the Dera headquarters to his house in Sector 15 in Panchkula, four-five men were stationed outside his house on the orders of the Dera, tracking his movements and keeping a record of it in a diary.
“I informed the police who arrested seven men and found the diary in their possession,” he said.
In addition to the above, Gupta said that Ram Rahim always carried weapons wherever he went. “He always carried a box of arms with him which his men put it in whichever car he travelled in,” said Gupta.
“Ram Rahim is very powerful even though he is in jail. Once I go back from this press conference, I don’t know if you’ll see me again,” he said.
Ram Rahim’s adopted daughter Honeypreet is on the top of the most wanted list in Haryana. Honeypreet has been absconding since the evening of 25 August.
She had accompanied the disgraced godman from Sirsa till the CBI special court in Panchkula where he was convicted on two counts of rape.
She even accompanied Ram Rahim in the government helicopter from Panchkula to Rohtak after he was convicted in the rape cases and was being shifted to the prison near Rohtak.
The Haryana Police has booked Honeypreet Kaur for sedition and being involved in an alleged conspiracy to help Ram Rahim escape after his conviction.
The police have issued a lookout notice against her and raids are being conducted in various states to nab her.
On Thursday, Haryana and Rajasthan police teams carried out a joint search operation to trace Honeypreet, but the close confidante of jailed Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh remained elusive. The search operation was carried following an input that Honeypreet, Ram Rahim Singh’s adopted daughter, might be hiding at a house in Sri Gurusar Modia village in Rajasthan’s Sri Ganganagar district, a senior police official said.