On the run for weeks now, jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's adopted daughter Honeypreet Insan, may have no options left, but to surrender.
This is after the Delhi high court dismissed an anticipatory bail petition filed by Honeypreet.
Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal questioned if the bail plea filed was bona fide, saying it was filed in Delhi to buy time and delay proceedings in a Panchkula court. The HC told Honeypreet, a resident of Haryana, that "the easiest way out is that you surrender".
Honeypreet is facing charges of sedition and inciting violence after the conviction of the Dera chief in twin rape cases. The Delhi HC order was based on the ground that she has been evading arrest and hence is not entitled to any discretionary relief.
The high court has reserved the order on the bail plea of the 36-year-old after hearing the arguments of her counsel and those of the Delhi and Haryana police.
Honeypreet's plea was strongly opposed by the counsel for Delhi and Haryana police, who said it was "a ploy to do forum shopping". The police alleged that even in her petition she has given a wrong address of a Delhi property, "hoodwinking" the court.
The anticipatory bail application is meant to seek protection against arrest during her transit from Delhi to Haryana for joining probe in the sedition case.