She was placed on Deep Space 9 as a cover for her assassination attempt of Vedek Bareil Antos, ostensibly to ensure the succession of Vedek Winn after the death of Kai Opaka. She planted a bomb in the station's school to convince Bareil to visit the station and killed Ensign Aquino after he caught her planning her escape route.
However, Commander Benjamin Sisko and Chief Miles O'Brien managed to discover Neela's intentions and stopped her before she could kill Bareil. Neela was taken into custody, but refused to implicate Winn. (DS9: "In the Hands of the Prophets")