Diarytimes Media Network, Shimla Published by : Kumud Sharma, Updated April 23, 2023 by Diary Times
Following claims of ‘surrender’ by a cleric at the Rodwal gurdwara where Amritpal Singh stayed, a top Punjab official on Sunday said police have “arrested” the ‘Waris Punjab D’ chief after he was surrounded. There was no other way.
Addressing a press conference, Inspector General of Police (IGP), Punjab, Headquarters, Sukhchain Singh Gill said, “It is very clear that we have arrested him, he was surrounded from all sides and had no escape.” There was no way. Whatever he said inside. Gurdwara Sahib is not right to comment on it.”
Punjab IGP Sukhchain Singh Gill said that the police did not enter Gurdwara Sahib to maintain the sanctity of Gurdwara Sahib.
“…Amritpal Singh has been arrested by the Punjab Police today at around 6.45 am at Gaon Road. A joint operation was launched by the Amritsar Police and the Intelligence Branch of the Punjab Police. He was located at Gaon Road, based on operational inputs from Punjab Police. Police. To maintain sanctity, police did not enter Gurdwara Sahib. They have been taken to Dibrugarh under NSA…,” he said.
He said that National Security Act (NSA) warrants were issued against Amritpal Singh and those warrants have been executed this morning.
Sukhchain Singh Gill said, “NSA warrants were issued against Amritpal Singh and those warrants have been executed today morning. Amritpal Singh has been arrested by the Punjab Police at around 6.45 am today at Gaon Road.”
“Amritpal Singh has been sent to Dibrugarh, Assam and further action will be taken in the matter as per law and order. A warning has been issued against unruly elements trying to endanger the peace and harmony of the state,” he added.
Hours before his arrest, ‘Waris Punjab Day’ chief Amritpal Singh addressed devotees at Rodewal Gurdwara in Moga, Punjab this morning.
Speaking to ANI, Singh Sahib Giani Jasbir Singh Rode of Rodewal Gurdwara in Moga claimed, “Amritpal Singh had come to Rodewal Gurdwara on Saturday night. He himself informed the police about his presence and said he would surrender today at 7 am.” Will do.” phone.
Amritpal, who was absconding since March 18, the day a major crackdown was launched against him and his associates in Punjab, has been arrested, the police informed on Sunday morning.
The action came nearly three weeks after Amritpal’s supporters stormed the Ajnala police station in Amritsar on 23 February, demanding the release of one of his aides, Lovepreet Toofan.
After this Amritpal was declared a fugitive by the police.
The Punjab Police had issued a Lookout Circular (LOC) and a Non-Bailable Warrant (NBW) against the ‘Waris Punjab De’ chief about a month ago.
His associates were earlier arrested from different parts of the state.
Two aides of radical preacher and Khalistan leader Amritpal Singh were arrested in Punjab’s Mohali on 18 April in a joint operation by the Punjab and Delhi police.
On 15 April, the Punjab Police arrested his close aide Joga Singh from Sirhind in Fatehgarh Sahib district.
Papalpreet Singh, another close aide of the pro-Khalistani leader, was arrested on 10 April in an operation carried out by the Punjab Police and its counter-intelligence unit.