Although locked in two different jails, Honeypreet Singh and Gurmeet Ram Rahim had the same reasons for not accepting Diwali sweets offered to them by the jail authorities. It is reported that Gurmeet Ram Rahim did not celebrate Diwali, organised by the jail officials, and remained inside his cell. He did not even accept the sweets offered to him.

The Sunaria jail authorities organise Diwali celebrations inside the jail and also distribute sweets to convicts and undertrials every year. The godman was also offered sweets by his family members who had visited him four days prior to Diwali.

Inside sources, speaking to India Today, said, "He appeared upset after hearing fireworks around and did not sleep properly."

The once famed godman is known to have celebrated Diwali with much fanfare and splendour. For instance, on September 23, 2016, he set the Guinness World Record by lighting up to 1.5 lakh earthen lamps. The record, however, has been broken this year by UP government, which lit 1.70 lac lamps on Chhoti Diwali. 

Each year, Gurmeet Ram Rahim is known to wear a special Diwali gear and emerge from his Gufa in a specially designed automobile. Meanwhile, his closest aide Honeypreet Singh who is currently lodged in Ambala Central Jail is also said to have not accepted sweets either from the jail authorities or family members. She, however, was convinced by family members to accept the sweets, but one is not sure whether she consumed them or not.