Haryana Police on Tuesday arrested Honeypreet Singh, who was allegedly in a sexual relationship with the rapist Gurmeet Singh.
According to police, Haryana Police nabbed Honeypreet, whose real name is Priyanka Taneja, from Zirakpur-Patiala road. She was absconding since the 20 years of jail sentence handed to the rapist baba Gurmeet Singh. Police have also arrested one more lady, identified as Sukhdeep..
Haryana Police’s IG, AS Chawla, said that Honeypreet was arrested by Haryana Police on Patiala Road after they were tipped off about she travelling in a Toyota Innova car.
She is likely to be produced before a magistrate on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, IG Chawla said that “She is not co-operating in the investigation…we are on the job. Will try to take her maximum police remand. She has been hiding in Bathinda for several days.”
Her arrest by Haryana Police came just hours after she spoke exclusively to Aaj Tak channel in a moving car. While speaking to the channel, she denied the allegations that she was in sexual relationship with Gurmeet.
Claiming that she was innocent, she said, “I can’t believe that people have cast aspersion to a father-daughter relationship. Why can’t a father put his son his daughter’s head?”
Last month some media reports had claimed that Mumbai Police had arrested her. The reports later turned out to be untrue. Cops are now tracing individuals who may have provided Honeypreet shelter since the jailing of Gurmeet.
Haryana Police had launched a massive hunt for Honeypreet over the weekend. The so-called adopted daughter of the rapist baba was said to have gone underground with some reports suggesting that she may have escaped to Nepal.
Gurmeet had allegedly insisted on having his ‘adopted daughter’ by his side inside the jail because he calimed she was his personal physiotherapist and masseur. Honeypreet’s estranged husband had earlier claimed that his wife had illicit relationship with Gurmeet and both her frequent sexual encounters between them.
Her husband, Vishwas Gupta had told reporter later that he had caught both Honeypreet and Gurmeet having sex inside the Dera.
“In May 2011, I was inside the gufa (cave) of baba (I’ve said this in my affidavit before the High Court too). Inside the baba’s cave, his and my rooms were adjacent to each other. I used to suffer from restlessness and had difficulties in sleeping those days. I came out to fetch a glass of water when I heard some noise from baba’s room. I saw baba’s room was open. They were naked and having sex,” Gupta had said.