Dera Sacha Sauda chairperson Vipassana Insan has gone into 'hiding' after a Panchkula court issued an arrest warrant against her in connection with the violence in Panchkula and Sirsa following the conviction of sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.
According to the media reports, a Special Investigation Team (SIT) conducted raids recently at Vipassana’s residence but the Dera chairperson could not be traced.
Earlier in September last year, the SIT team had questioned Vipassana for her alleged role in the Panchkula and Sirsa violence by Dera followers in which 41 people died.
In August last year, thousands of Dera followers rampaged through the towns of Haryana torching vehicles, setting railway stations on fire and vandalizing public property.
The violence was triggered after a special CBI court in Panchkula convicted Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh for raping two women followers.
The police booked Dera chief’s alleged daughter Honeypreet and two of his close aids Aditya Insan and Pawan Insan for sedition and instigating violence.
While Honeypreet and Pawan Insan were arrested after remaining fugitive for some time, Aditya Insan is still on the run.