Amritpal Singh’s uncle, driver surrender before Punjab Police: SSP Jalandhar

20 March, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma

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In a significant move in the investigation of 'Waris Punjab De' chairman Amritpal Singh, the uncle and driver of the pro-Khalistani leader surrendered to the Punjab Police on Sunday night, accordin...

In a significant move in the investigation of ‘Waris Punjab De’ chairman Amritpal Singh, the uncle and driver of the pro-Khalistani leader surrendered to the Punjab Police on Sunday night, according to the police. This comes as investigators work to apprehend the ‘Waris Punjab De’ head in connection with the Ajnala tragedy.

┬áSSP Jalandhar Swarndeep Singh confirmed saying, “Waris Punjab De chief Amritpal Singh’s uncle and driver surrendered before the Punjab police last night”.

As per the sources, both of them surrendered themselves in Mehatpur. They reached the police station late at night surreptitiously. The two had come in a Mercedes car, which the police have also seized.

On Saturday, Punjab Police initiated an investigation against Amritpal Singh and his associates.
According to the police, a total of 112 arrests have been made in the investigation so far, with 34 being made on Sunday. According to the police, Waris Punjab De head Amritpal Singh is still on the run, and a large manhunt has been begun to apprehend him.

The suspension of mobile internet and SMS services in Punjab’s territorial jurisdiction was prolonged on Sunday till Monday noon.

Earlier, central agency sources said Daljeet Singh Kalsi, alias Sarabjeet Singh Kalsi, an accused adviser and financier to Amritpal Singh, was detained on Sunday.

Last month, Amritpal followers battled with uniformed officers at the Ajnala police station on the outskirts of Amritsar, demanding the release of one of Amritpal’s close aides, Lovepreet Toofan.

Thousands of his fans attacked the Ajnala police station on February 23, brandishing swords and high-calibre guns and threatening the officers with severe repercussions if Lovepreet Toofan, who was detained for allegedly assaulting and abducting a man, was not released.