The Punjab Police issued a lookout circular (LOC) and a non-bailable warrant (NBW) on fugitive Khalistani sympathiser ‘Waris Punjab De’ head Amritpal Singh.
Sukhchain Singh Gill, Inspector General of Police (Headquarters), Punjab, stated during a news conference that Amritpal Singh, a Khalistani sympathiser, had not yet been detained.
“We are making all efforts to arrest him. We’re hopeful that we’ll arrest him soon…It is difficult to say that. Punjab Police is receiving full cooperation from other states and central agencies,” the IGP said.
“A lookout circular (LOC) and non-bailable warrant (NBW) have been issued against Amritpal Singh, who remains a fugitive and efforts are being made to arrest him,” said the Information and Public Relations Department Punjab government.
As part of its efforts to arrest Amritpal Singh, Punjab Police released his pictures on Tuesday.
IGP Gill requested people to help them in Amritpal’s arrest.
“There are several pictures of Amritpal Singh in different attires. We are releasing all of these pictures. I request you display them so that people can help us to arrest him in this case,” said Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sukhchain Singh Gill.
One of the pictures shows Amritpal Singh as clean-shaven.
According to a preliminary investigation, while on the run, he visited a Gurdwara in Jalandhar area and departed on a motorbike after changing clothing.
Amritpal Singh was spotted fleeing in an SUV in Jalandhar on March 18, according to Surveillance footage. He’s still on the lam. He was questioned about whether Amritpal Singh had fled to another state.
“In the preliminary investigation, it was found that they went to Gurdwara Sahib in Nangal Ambian where Amritpal changed his clothes and they escaped on two motorcycles. Teams are working, further investigation is underway,” the senior police official told ANI.
He said a total of 154 people have been arrested and taken into custody so far.
“Around 12 weapons, including rifles and revolver, recovered”.
A local villager in Jalandhar said they got know on Tuesday that Amritpal Singh and his accomplices came to the village on March 18.
“We got to know today morning when the police came that Amritpal along with his associates was here in the village on March 18. He changed clothes at local gurudwara, had food and then went away on motorcycle. Babaji who’s being questioned by police now had admitted that Amritpal came here,” the villager said.