Priyanka Taneja alias Honeypreet Insan, 42, has a controversial past, with sources saying she married Vishwas Gupta, a moneyed man who was a Dera follower, on February 14, 1999.
She came close to Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim and in 2009 moved a dowry harassment case against her in-laws. However, Vishwas Gupta moved the court in 2011 accusing the Baba of having illicit relations with his wife and had sought judicial custody of his wife from Ram Rahim. He, however, took the case back and got separated after reaching an out-of-court settlement with Priyanka. The Dera chief adopted Priyanka and gave her the new name Honeypreet Insaan.
Old Picture of Ram Rahim
According to her estranged husband, Vishwas Gupta, both Ram Rahim and Honeypreet started living and spending quality time together. She became a close aide of the Dera chief and both were spotted together on many occasions.
Seven of Dera aides were arrested on charges of following him.