High alert in Punjab..! Ongoing search operation.. Amritpal Singh arrested !

Punjab Police is conducting a massive operation across the state. After almost 24 hours Khalistani leader Amritpal Singh managed to evade arrest. But the police managed to arrest 78 people belonging to his organization ‘Waris Punjab De’.

Khalistani Leader Amritpal Singh Yet To Be Arrested, Punjab On High Alert KRJ

First Published Mar 19, 2023, 12:12 PM IST

Khalistan separatist leader, Waris Punjabi Day chief Amritpal Singh has been arrested by the police. But the officials said that Amritpal Singh is still absconding and they are searching for his trace. Sources say that a massive operation was launched to nab Amritpal Singh who was speeding on a bike in Jalandhar last evening. So far, the police have arrested 78 members of his organization ‘Waris Punjab De’.

Others have been detained for questioning, officials said. Jalandhar Police Commissioner Kuldeep Singh Chahal said six to seven of Amritpal Singh’s gunmen were among those arrested by the police. According to the police, Daljit Singh Kalsi, a close friend of Amritpal Singh, who manages the Khalistani leader’s financial affairs, was also arrested in Gurgaon, Haryana. A special team of state police comprising personnel from seven districts was on its way to Shakot tehsil in Jalandhar on Saturday when the convoy of the Khalistani leader was followed by the police.

His aides shared some videos on social media claiming that the police were chasing them. Due to this, the authorities have increased security in many places after asking his supporters to gather in Shakot. Also, internet and SMS services have been stopped in the state. Officials said the internet suspension will continue in the state till Monday afternoon to prevent the spread of false information and rumors through social media. Also.. Heavy security arrangements have also been made outside Jallupur Khaira, Amritpal Singh’s village in Amritsar. Police have asked citizens not to share any controversial videos to maintain law and order.

Sources say that the plan to arrest Amritpal Singh was discussed with Home Minister Amit in a meeting chaired by Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on March 2. Sources said the Center had sent additional forces to Punjab before police began searching for him on Saturday. Amritpal Singh and his supporters demanded the release of one of his aides. In this order, they broke into the police station with knives and guns and started agitation. Six police officers were injured in the clash. After this incident, the Punjab government has severely criticized the law and order situation in the state.

Amrit Pal Singh heads the radical organization “Waris Punjab De” started by actor-activist Deep Sidhu, who was murdered in February last year. Promoting pro-Khalistan ideology.. they are expressing concerns. After this, the police put surveillance on him. He challenged the police to arrest him. With this, the police arrested Waris Punjab De Chief Amrit Pal and his followers in Jalandhar. In the wake of Amrit Pal’s arrest, the Union Home Department has consulted with the Punjab government. The situation is being closely monitored from time to time.

Last Updated Mar 19, 2023, 12:12 PM IST

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