Fugitive ‘Waris Punjab De’ Chief Amritpal Singh arrested after 37 days
On Sunday morning, the pro-Khalistani leader was arrested by a team led by SSP Amritsar Rural Satinder Singh. Amritpal Singh, who was on run for over a month, was arrested from Moga in Punjab. Hindustan Times reported that the police sources said that the pro-Khalistani leader is being shifted to Assam’s Dibrugarh jail where other members of his outfit are already imprisoned.
The 29-year-old Khalistani sympathiser was on a run since March 18 – the day Punjab Police launched a massive crackdown against him post the attack of the Ajnala police station by his supporters to secure the release of an arrested associate.
“Amritpal was arrested after a concrete operational information. We had located him in Rode village after intelligence inputs, and this village was cornered by Punjab Police teams,” said Punjab IGP Sukhchain Singh Gill.
The Punjab police added that Amritpal Singh was “left with no options”. They confirmed that the “cops did not go inside Moga Gurudwara to arrest him”. On Thursday, Amritpal’s wife Kirandeep Kaur was stopped at the Amritsar airport by immigration officials when she was trying to board a flight.