The Delhi High Court will be hearing Honeypreet Insan’s anticipatory bail plea at 2 pm on 26 September, say media reports.
Earlier in the day, Panchkula police raided Honeypreet’s Greater Kailash residence in New Delhi with an arrest warrant but failed to find her there.
Honeypreet, who has been on the run following the conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in two rape cases, on 25 September approached the Delhi High Court seeking transit anticipatory bail, her lawyer said.
Priyanka Taneja alias Honeypreet, the adopted daughter of the jailed Dera chief, tops the list of 43 persons ‘wanted’ by the Haryana Police in connection with incidents of violence that had followed Ram Rahim’s conviction in the rape cases.
Her lawyer, Pradeep Kumar Arya, confirmed that she visited his office in Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar on 25 September afternoon. Earlier, the police issued a lookout notice against Honeypreet.
Arya said that they have filed the anticipatory bail petition in the Delhi High Court and the matter would be mentioned on 26 September before a bench headed by acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal for early hearing.
Ram Rahim was convicted by the special CBI court in Panchkula on 25 August, following which violence and arson had erupted in Panchkula and Sirsa districts of Haryana, which left 41 people dead and several others injured.
The CBI court on 28 August had sentenced Ram Rahim to 20 years in prison for raping two of his disciples in 2002.
Honeypreet had accompanied the Dera head when he had come to the special CBI court on 25 August. She had also travelled with him in the special chopper which ferried them to Rohtak from Panchkula after the conviction.
The controversial sect head is currently lodged in Sunaria jail in Rohtak district of Haryana.
Several teams of Haryana Police have travelled across the country, including the Indo-Nepal border, to trace the whereabouts of Honeypreet.
Meanwhile, Ram Rahim earlier in the day moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court challenging the trial court’s verdict.
(With inputs from PTI.)