In a significant directive, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has asked the Haryana Police to investigate if a Qurbani Dal, or sacrifice brigade exists of Dera Sacha Sauda.
The case has come up for hearing after conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim in rape case.
The court directive was after dismissing a plea moved by Honeypreet’s former husband Vishwas Gupta and his father Mahendra Pal Gupta.
The court asked the SIT formed under the leadership of an ADGP rank police officer to verify the existence of the gang.
It need be recalled that, citing a death threat letter, the Guptas had moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court seeking security cover.
While the court rejected their application, it has directed the applicants to approach competent authorities to pursue the case.
The court has also given them an opportunity to move a separate application on the security cover issue.
The court maintained that the issue of personal security was a personal matter and that it could not be clubbed with public interest.
Vishwas Gupta had sought a security cover for himself and his father after the alleged Qurbani Dal issued death threats to them.>