NEW DELHI: As self-styled spiritual guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was sentenced to 10 years in jail today, an appeal to his followers to abide "peacefully" by the court order came from Vipassana Insan, the chairperson of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect that the baba heads.
Vipassana Insan is widely seen as one of the candidates to succeed Ram Rahim as the leader of the Dera sect, along with his adopted daughter Honeypreet.
Vipassana and Honeypreet both call themselves "Guru Brahmachari".
Honeypreet, who likes to describe herself on social media as "Papa's angel, philanthropist, director, editor and actress", was seen with the 50-year-old Dera chief after he was held guilty on Friday of raping two followers. She held his bags and accompanied him when he was flown from Panchkula to Rohtak in a special chopper.
Vipassana, 35, joined the Dera right out of college and says as chairperson, she is second in the Dera's ranks.
Honeypreet, said to be in her thirties, says on her Twitter and Facebook accounts: "Passionate to transform my Rockstar Papa's directions into actions!"
She has over one million followers on Twitter and more than five lakh on Facebook
She congratulated her father on his 50th birthday on August 15, In one of her tweets.
A website -www.HoneypreetInsan.me, introduces her as "a great Daughter of an amazing Father" and refers to her philanthropic and welfare work.
"As the daughter of Revered Saint Dr. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan, you will find her working for the welfare of others, just like her Dad," says the site.
Honeypreet acted in 'MSG 2 -The Messenger' and had a special appearance in 'MSG-The Warrior Lion Heart'.
Ram Rahim Singh is married to Harjeet Kaur. They have two daughters, Charanpreet and Amanpreet, both of whom are married, and a son Jasmeet.