Honeypreet Insan, the adopted daughter of religious leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan, who has been absconding for over a month, has said that she would take legal advice on whether to surrender to the police. In an interview with India Today from an undisclosed location, she also claimed that she “went into depression” after the Dera Sacha Sauda chief’s arrest.

“Somehow I managed to reach Delhi,” she said when asked about her whereabouts. “Now, I will go to the Punjab and Haryana High Court.”

Honeypreet Insan said she had not surrendered in court because she did not have her father’s permission to do so. She also dismissed speculation that she had incited the riots in Haryana following the religious leader’s conviction in two rape cases against him.

“They [the police] accuse me of being involved in riots, but do they have any evidence against me,” she said. “How am I involved in riots? We went to the court [on the day of the judgement] believing that everything will be fine and we will be back in the evening. But the outcome was devastating and the verdict came against us.”

Honeypreet Insan also dismissed speculation of a relationship with the Dera Sacha Sauda chief. “I do not understand how can someone question the holy relationship of a father and daughter,” she said. “My main concern was the way the media projected me. How can they malign a father and daughter’s relationship?” She also claimed Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was innocent.