NSA warrants against Amritpal Singh executed today: Punjab IGP after ‘Waris Punjab De’ chief’s arrest
23 April, 2023 | Pragati Singh
Amritpal Singh has been arrested by Punjab Police around 6.45 am today morning in the village Rode.
National Security Act (NSA) warrants were issued for Amritpal Singh, and those warrants were executed this morning, according to Punjab’s Inspector General of Police (IGP), Headquarters, Sukhchain Singh Gill, following the arrest of the ‘Waris Punjab De’ chief.
“NSA warrants were issued against Amritpal Singh and those warrants have been executed today morning…Amritpal Singh has been arrested by Punjab Police around 6.45 am today morning in the village Rode,” said Sukhchain Singh Gill. He said that the Khalistan sympathiser and radical preacher was arrested in a joint operation by Punjab police and the intelligence wing.
“Amritpal Singh has been sent to Dibrugarh, Assam and further action will be taken as per law and order in the case. A warning has been issued against those elements trying to jeopardise the peace and harmony of the state,” he said.
“…Amritpal Singh has been arrested by Punjab Police at around 6.45 am today morning in village Rode. A joint operation was conducted by Amritsar Police and the Intelligence Wing of Punjab Police. He was located in village Rode based on operational inputs by Punjab Police. To maintain sanctity, the Police didn’t enter Gurudwara Sahib. He has been taken to Dibrugarh under NSA…”, the IGP said.
Punjab Police brought ‘Waris Punjab De’ chief Amritpal Singh, who was arrested early Sunday morning, to Air Force Station, Bathinda, from where he will be transferred to Assam’s Dibrugarh. On April 10, Papalpreet Singh, a close aide to fugitive Khalistan sympathiser, was also arrested under the National Security Act (NSA). Soon after the arrest of the Waris Punjab De chief from Moga’s Gurudwara, Punjab Police urged the public to maintain peace and harmony and to refrain from spreading false information.
According to the police, details about the arrest will be released, and people should verify any news before spreading it.
“Amritpal Singh arrested in Moga, Punjab. Further details will be shared by #PunjabPolice Urge citizens to maintain peace and harmony, Don’t share any fake news, always verify and share,” Punjab Police tweeted.
Earlier on Saturday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah when asked about Amritpal Singh’s arrest and that he has been absconding for a long, said, “It may happen sometime. Earlier he used to roam freely, but now he cannot carry on with his activities.
On April 18, two more aides to Amritpal Singh were apprehended in Mohali, Punjab, in a joint operation by Punjab and Delhi Police. Joga Singh, his close aide, was arrested on April 15 in Sirhind, Fatehgarh Sahib district, by Punjab Police.
Papalpreet Singh, another close associate of the pro-Khalistani leader, was apprehended on April 10 in an operation carried out by Punjab Police and its counter-intelligence unit. Earlier this month, the radical leader was declared a “fugitive” while on the run.
‘Waris Punjab De’ chief Amritpal Singh has been declared a fugitive. His two cars were seized and gunmen nabbed. We also checked if the firearms of his security escorts had been procured legally. A case has been registered. Punjab Police have launched a manhunt 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.
The Punjab police issued a lookout circular (LOC) and non-bailable warrant (NBW) against the chief of ‘Waris Punjab De’ almost a month ago. Amritpal has been on the run since the day Punjab Police launched a massive manhunt for him on March 18. The crackdown came nearly three weeks after Amritpal’s supporters stormed Amritsar’s Ajnala police station on February 23, demanding the release of one of his aides, Lovepreet Toofan.