The Haryana authorities who are constantly investigating to nab the long absconding Honeypreet Insan, adopted daughter of rape convict Ram Rahim Singh, say that fearing that her phone will be tapped; Honeypreet and her aides have either dumped or switched their phones off.

Sources reveal that Honeypreet and her aides, who are helping her stay away, are likely to have switched to chat applications like WhatsApp with new numbers that they seem to have acquired.

According to the reports, while commenting on the matter, Haryana Home Secretary SS Prasad claimed that it was due to social media applications that she is still untraceable.

“We have information that Honeypreet Insan and others are using WhatsApp to exchange messages… That is what is delaying their arrest. There are many Dera followers on our radar, which is only making it difficult to raid the many locations… The allegation against the police that raid information is being leaked is baseless,” SS Prasad said.

Sources close to the accused had also revealed that the chat group was created before Ram Rahim Singh’s verdict, and apart from sharing sensitive information, the planning and execution of the Panchkula violence also took place.

Honeypreet, who has now remained elusive for over 35 days, has raised some serious concerns over lapse within the system, with some claiming that an insider is helping Honeypreet. A major incompetence of Haryana police was highlighted after the SIT, earlier this month, again made six unsuccessful raids in Rajasthan and failed to arrest the fugitive Honeypreet.

The SIT carried raids at Pilibanga, Lunkarnsar, Sri Kolayat, Jamsar, Jagdewala and Gurusar Modiya but failed to nab the absconding Honypreet. Sources have claimed that he is being tipped off from an insider who is helping her stay away from the clutches of the authorities.

On September 26, the Delhi High Court rejected the bail plea filed by Honeypreet Insan’s lawyer. Honeypreet who remains on the run since the conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Ram Rahim Singh in two rape cases, had sought transit anticipatory bail from Delhi court.