Jailed Ram Rahim's Aide Pawan Insan Arrested In Punjab

Pawan Insan has been booked for allegedly inciting violence in the wake of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's conviction in a rape case by a CBI court in Panchkula in August

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Jailed Ram Rahim's Aide Pawan Insan Arrested In Punjab

Pawan Insan is former spokesperson of jailed self-proclaimed godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh (File)


Chandigarh:  Pawan Insan, a close aide of jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, was arrested by the Haryana police today. "Pawan Insan was nabbed from near Lalru (in Punjab). He had been absconding for over two months," Panchkula Deputy Commissioner of Police Manbir Singh said. The place where Pawan Insan was nabbed by the special investigation team of Haryana police is 30 km from Chandigarh.

The police officer said Pawan Insan was arrested late in the evening. He was booked for allegedly inciting violence in the wake of the Dera chief's conviction in a rape case by a CBI court in Panchkula in August.

He is the former spokesperson of the Dera chief and used to manage media outreach for the self-proclaimed godman.

Another close aide of the sect chief, Aditya Insan, who is also wanted for allegedly inciting violence, is still on the run, the police officer said.

Honeypreet Insan, who calls herself the adopted daughter of the Dera Sacha Sauda chief, was arrested by Haryana police last month in connection with the case. She was also arrested some 30 km from Chandigarh along Zirakpur-Patiala highway.

Pawan Insan, Aditya Insan and Honeypreet have topped the list of 43 "wanted" people. The list was released by the state police in September in connection with the violence following Ram Rahim's conviction.

At least 41 people died and several others were injured in the violence. The Dera chief was sentenced to 20 years in prison for raping two women.
 


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