Radical Sikh preacher nonetheless on the run; recent FIR filed in unlawful weapons case

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Police continued their seek for self-styled radical Sikh preacher and head of ‘Waris Punjab De’, Amritpal Singh, who has been declared a ‘fugitive’, for the second day on Sunday, with the police registering a recent FIR towards him and his associates in an unlawful weapons case.

The police have seized an enormous cache of arms and ammunition from Amritpal’s aides, who have been arrested on Saturday.

The police had on Saturday launched a significant crackdown towards Amritpal and arrested 78 members of Waris Punjab De, together with six to seven gunmen of the novel outfit.

Daljeet Singh Kalsi, who dealt with the Khalistani ideologue’s finance, was arrested from Gurugram.

Seven of Amritpal’s associates, who have been arrested for taking siege of a police station in Amritsar’s Ajnala space final month, have been despatched to police custody until March 23 by a courtroom in Beas.

4 aides of the absconding radical chief have been taken to Dibrugarh in Assam for safety causes.

Based on studies, the arrested individuals would possibly endure interrogation by a joint group of Punjab and Assam Police.

“Punjab Police are appearing inside the legislation. Amritpal Singh remains to be absconding. Do not consider in rumours and false information. We request all of the residents to take care of peace and concord and to not panic,” a video assertion by IG (Headquarters), Sukhchain Singh Gill, mentioned.

To forestall any untoward incident in case of the arrest of Amritpal, the police together with CRPF personnel on Sunday carried out flag marches throughout Punjab.

Punjab Police are planning to e-book Amritpal Singh beneath the provisions of the Nationwide Safety Act (NSA), sources aware of the event informed IANS.

Within the curiosity of public security, the federal government has prolonged the suspension of SMS and cellular web companies, besides voice name, until Monday midday.

Amritsar Deputy Commissioner of Police, Parminder Singh Bhandal, informed the media that the police have arrange 100 checkpoints in Amritsar and its outskirts to bodily verify automobiles. CRPF jawans are accompanying the policemen on the checkpoints.

Anticipating disturbance of peace, a big contingent of paramilitary power has been deployed outdoors Amritpal Singh’s native village, Jallupur Khaira in Amritsar district.

A particular group of police, comprising personnel from seven districts, had adopted the separatist chief’s convoy whereas he was on his method to Jalandhar’s Shahkot tehsil on Saturday.

“Amritpal’s car was chased for 20-25 km. His car was on the entrance. Nonetheless, he managed to flee by altering his car,” Police Commissioner Kuldeep Singh Chahal mentioned.

Part 144 has been imposed in lots of districts of the state. The police have additionally elevated safety throughout Punjab. As well as, all automobiles are being checked on the Punjab-Haryana border.

In the meantime, Amritpal’s father, Tarsem Singh, has informed the media that the police ought to have arrested him earlier than he left the home.

“We have no details about his whereabouts. They carried out a search at our residence for 3-4 hours, however didn’t discover something unlawful,” he mentioned.

He additionally termed the police motion as “unjustified”, claiming that his son was weaning the youth off medicine.

“Why are the police not appearing towards criminals and people concerned in medicine commerce,” he requested.

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