Amritpal Singh arrested Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP), Headquarters, Sukhchain Singh Gill said after the arrest of ‘Waris Punjab D’ chief that National Security Act (NSA) warrants were issued against Amritpal Singh and those warrants were executed this morning Is. Those warrants against and against Amritpal Singh have been executed this morning. Amritpal Singh has been arrested by the Punjab Police at around 6:45 am today at Gaon Road,” said Sukhchain Singh Gill.
He said that in a joint operation of Punjab Police and Intelligence Wing, the Khalistan supporter and radical preacher was arrested. He said, “Amritpal Singh has been sent to Dibrugarh, Assam and further action will be taken in the matter as per law and order. A warning has been issued against those elements who are trying to endanger the peace and harmony of the state.” “
“…Amritpal Singh has been arrested by the Punjab Police at around 6.45 a.m. today from village Rode. A joint operation was launched by the Amritsar Police and the Intelligence Branch of the Punjab Police. He was arrested at village Rode based on operational inputs from the Punjab Police. was located. To maintain sanctity, police did not enter Gurdwara Sahib. He has been taken to Dibrugarh under NSA…”, the IGP said.
Amritpal Singh, chief of ‘Waris Punjab De’, who was arrested on Sunday morning, was brought by the Punjab Police to the Air Force Station in Bathinda, from where he will be shifted to Dibrugarh in Assam. Papalpreet Singh, a close aide of fugitive Khalistan supporter, was also arrested under the National Security Act (NSA) on 10 April. Soon after the arrest of Waris Punjab D Pramukh from Gurudwara in Moga, Punjab Police urged people to maintain peace and harmony and refrain from sharing any fake news.
Police said details about the arrests would be shared and people should verify any news before sharing. Amritpal Singh has been arrested in Moga, Punjab. Any fake news, always verify and share,” Punjab Police tweeted.
What happened before:
Earlier on Saturday, when Union Home Minister Amit Shah was asked about Amritpal Singh’s arrest and absconding for a long time, he said, “May be it happens sometime.”
On 18 April, in a joint operation by the Punjab and Delhi Police, two more associates of Amritpal Singh were arrested in Mohali, Punjab. On April 15, the Punjab Police arrested his close aide Joga Singh from Sirhind in Fatehgarh Sahib district.
Papalpreet Singh, another close aide of the pro-Khalistani leader, was arrested on 10 April in an operation carried out by the Punjab Police and its counter-intelligence unit. The radical leader was declared a “fugitive” while he was on the run earlier in March. Chief of ‘Waris Punjab De’ Amritpal Singh has been declared absconder. Two of their cars were confiscated and the gunmen were arrested. We also checked whether the weapons of his security escorts were legally procured. A case has been registered. Punjab Police has started looking for Amritpal Singh and we are hopeful that he will be arrested soon.
A total of 78 people have been arrested so far and further searches and raids are underway, Chahal said in an exclusive interview with ANI. About a month back, the Punjab Police had issued a Lookout Circular (LOC) and a Non-Bailable Warrant (NBW). Against ‘Waris Punjab De’ chief. Amritpal has been absconding since March 18, the day the Punjab Police launched a massive manhunt for him. The crackdown came nearly three weeks after Amritpal’s supporters stormed the Ajnala police station in Amritsar on February 23. The release of one of his associates, Lovepreet Toofan.
(With ANI inputs)