At the IWC Special Court in Panchkula, where the trial in the murder cases against Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh began, a former driver of Dera Sacha Sauda’s prison leader said today that he was willing to appear as a witness in the cases.
In an exclusive interview with India today, former Gurmeet Ram Rahim pilot, Khatta Singh, said he had “a lot of new things to add” to the cases and will only make these revelations before the judge.
Khatta Singh had previously changed his statements in 2007 due to an alleged threat to his life. “Khatta Singh changed his statement from 2007 to 2012 out of fear,” said Khatta Singh’s lawyer, Navkiran Singh.
Former Gurmeet conductor Ram Rahim Singh has now filed an affidavit in court and the court will decide on September 22 whether to register his statement or not in the case.
Khatta Singh told India today that he was worried about his safety and was “intimate.” “He (Ram Rahim) was a powerful man, he could do anything. Today I want to give a new statement,” said Khatta Singh, the former conductor of imprisoned leader Dera Sacha Sauda.
On the adopted daughter of Gurmeet Ram Rahim and close aide, Honeypreet, allegedly buried, Khatta Singh said “she could be anywhere in Pune, Chhattisgarh or Himachal Pradesh.”
Former driver of Dera Sauda’s chief said he would not be surprised if Honeypreet is “found hidden from Sirsa himself.” Previous reports have said that Honeypreet could have fled to Nepal, and a host of raids were carried out along the Indo-Nepalese border and in the homes of his relatives in Delhi.
The headquarters of Dera Sacha Sauda in Sirsa, Haryana, was recently sought by members of the police and paramilitaries, in addition to officials from various ministries.