The Quint spoke to Mahesh Gupta, former father-in-law of Honeypreet, and ‘adopted daughter’ of rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim . Gupta was an insider and a follower of Dera Sirsa from 1970 till 2009. He said he observed the activities of Dera from close quarters.In 1999, Gupta’s son Vishwas married Priyanka Taneja aka Honeypreet, but the two separated in 2009 when he came to know that she had illicit relationship with Ram Rahim. Gupta also filed a divorce case against Honeypreet in the High Court in 2011, in which he mentioned this as reason for their separation – that’s how Ram Rahim and Honeypreet’s relationship became public. But the ‘godman’ made the Guptas’ lives miserable by bombarding the family with false cases and threatening to kill them, after which they went into hiding.
Vishwas Gupta, former husband of Dera Sacha Sauda chief’s “adopted” daughter Honeypreet, on Thursday alleged threat to his life. He attached a letter with his complaint filed at the Sector-4 police post. He claimed that letter was sent by members of the dera’s ‘Qurbani gang’. However, Gupta did not receive the letter directly. He got it from Chandigarh. He said his name was mentioned in the letter sent to several media organisations. Accompanied by his father Mahinder Gupta, Vishwas, who at present lives in Karnal, said the letter was a direct threat to him and his family members as he was raising his voice against the relationship of his former wife with dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. SP Jashandeep Singh Randhawa said, “We have started investigation into the case.”