Fugitive Amritpal Singh’s uncle arrested in Punjab
CHANDIGARH: Absconding self-styled radical Sikh preacher and head of ‘Waris Punjab De’ Amritpal Singh’s uncle Harjit Singh and yet another particular person have been arrested in Punjab’s Shahkot space, Deputy Inspector Normal of Police (DIG) Swapan Sharma stated on Monday.
The Punjab Police continued its crackdown on “fugitive” Amritpal Singh on the third day on Monday.
The police have seized an enormous cache of arms and ammunition from Amritpal’s aides. A contemporary FIR was registered towards him and his associates in an unlawful weapons case.
The police made preventive arrests of individuals making an attempt to disturb peace and regulation and order within the state.
Daljeet Singh Kalsi, who dealt with the Khalistani ideologue’s finance, was arrested from Gurugram.
Seven of Amritpal’s associates, who had 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 court docket in Beas.
4 aides of the absconding radical chief had been taken to Dibrugarh in Assam for safety causes.
An official spokesperson for the Punjab Police stated Amritpal Singh stays a fugitive and efforts are on to arrest him.
Flag marches have been performed by district police and paramilitary forces led by Senior Superintendents of Police (SSPs) and Commissioners of Police (CPs) everywhere in the state, he stated, including that peace committee conferences have additionally been held in all of the districts and there’s full peace and concord within the state at current.
Throughout the ongoing operations towards the ‘Waris Punjab De’ parts and individuals making an attempt to disturb peace and concord within the state, one other 34 arrests had been produced from throughout Punjab on Sunday, taking the whole variety of folks arrested on this connection since Saturday to 112.
The spokesperson stated that throughout the ongoing search operations, an deserted ISUZU car has been recovered from Salina village in Jalandhar district.
The car was utilized by Amritpal whereas the police had been chasing him on Saturday. A .315 bore rifle together with 57 cartridges, a sword and a wi-fi set have been recovered from the deserted car, he stated, including that the car is owned by Manpreet Singh from Anokharwal village in SBS Nagar, who has been arrested.
The spokesperson added that strict motion as per the regulation might be taken if anybody is discovered spreading pretend information, rumours or hate speech.
All residents, mediapersons and social media platform intermediaries are requested to behave in a accountable method and to fact-check the authenticity of the content material being shared by them on numerous social media, digital media and print media platforms, he added.
All mischievous parts making an attempt to disrupt peace and concord within the state shall be handled strictly, the spokesperson added.
The Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket on Sunday issued discover to the Punjab authorities on a habeas corpus petition in search of issuance of instructions to the Jalandhar Commissioner of Police and different officers to current alleged “detainee” Amritpal Singh “within the curiosity of justice”.
Justice N.S. Shekhawat mounted the case for additional listening to on Tuesday.
Petitioner Imaan Singh Khara alleged that ‘Waris Punjab De’ chief Amritpal Singh had been illegally and forcibly detained by the police commissioner and different officers with none authority of regulation.
Instructions had been additionally looked for the appointment of a warrant officer to go to the “spot”.