Khalistani chief Amritpal Singh, who’s on the run from the Punjab Police, has been declared a fugitive, officers have stated.
An enormous operation has been launched to catch Amritpal Singh who, sources say, was final seen rushing away on a bike final night in Jalandhar.
Police have arrested 78 members of his outfit ‘Waris Punjab De,’ whereas a number of others have been detained for questioning, officers stated.
“Six to seven gunmen of Amritpal Singh are among those arrested by police,” stated Kuldeep Singh Chahal, Jalandhar Police Commissioner.
Amritpal Singh’s shut aide Daljeet Singh Kalsi, who handles the Khalistani chief’s finance, has additionally been arrested from Haryana’s Gurgaon.
A particular group of the state police, comprising personnel from seven districts, had adopted the Khalistani chief’s convoy whereas he was on his method to Jalandhar’s Shahkot tehsil yesterday.
The radical Sikh preacher, nonetheless, managed to flee their dragnet on a bike.
Authorities stepped up safety at a number of locations and suspended web and SMS providers within the state after his aides shared some movies on social media claiming that policemen have been chasing them, and urged his supporters to assemble at Shahkot.
Heavy safety association has been made outdoors Amritpal Singh’s village, Jallupur Khaira, in Amritsar as properly. Police have detained his father and are questioning him.
Amritpal Singh leads “Waris Punjab De”, a radical organisation began by actor and activist Deep Sidhu, who died in a highway accident in February final yr.
Officials stated Amritpal Singh has been sustaining shut hyperlinks with Pakistani intelligence company ISI and terrorist teams based mostly in overseas international locations.
The radical Sikh preacher, who is usually seen escorted by armed supporters, had been overtly making statements about declaring secession from India and forming Khalistan.