Ram Rahim and Honeypreet, who are locked in separate jails, refused to accept sweets this Diwali. The disgraced godman was, however, offered sweets by his family members who visited him four days prior to the festival of lights.
Rape convict Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim never imagined a Diwali without lights, sweets and fanfare.
Ram Rahim did not celebrate the festival of lights this time and remained inside his cell. He neither lit a lamp nor accepted the sweets distributed by the jail staff.
The Sunaria jail administration organises Diwali event inside the jail and distributes sweets among the convicts and undertrials every year. The same was offered to Gurmeet also, but he refused.
The disgraced godman was however, offered sweets by his family members who visited him four days prior to the festival of lights.
“He appeared upset after hearing fireworks around and did not sleep properly,” said a source.
Ram Rahim used to celebrate Diwali amid much fanfare while in Dera Sacha Sauda, which he used to head. He would wear a special Diwali gear and venture out from his Gufa In a specially designed automobile.
Dozens of girls holding earthen lamps on a plate in their hands would welcome him.
His followers used to decorate the Dera complex with lamps and lights. The intensity of the fanfare can be gauged from the fact that Gurmeet Ram Rahim on September 23, 2016 with 1531 Dera followers, had made a Guinness World Record by lighting up to 1.5 lakh earthen lamps.
This record has now been broken by the Uttar Pradesh government which lit 1.70 lac lamps on Choti Diwali on Wednesday.
The Dera chief’s wrongdoings not only darkened his Diwali but also two decades of his life which will be spent inside the prison.
His closest aide Honeypreet Insan, currently lodged in Ambala Central Jail, was also not ready to accept the sweets offered by her family members on Wednesday. Sources said, she accepted the sweet box when parents insisted but it is not known whether she ate them or not.
Sources said Honeypreet was in tears when she saw her parents in the jail.She has been reminded to judicial custody till October 23.