Amritpal Singh still absconding: Police, CRPF conduct flag march across Punjab
Chandighar, March 19: In order to prevent any untoward incident amid Punjab police's manhunt operation against 'Waris Punjab De' chief Amritpal Singh, cops along with CRPF personnel on Sunday conducted flag marches across the state.
According to sources close to the situation, Punjab Police intend to charge Amritpal Singh under the provisions of the National Security Act (NSA).
Moreover, in the interest of public safety, the government has extended the suspension of SMS and mobile Internet services, except voice calls, till Monday noon.
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Earlier on Saturday, Punjab Police launched a massive state-wide Cordon And Search Operation (CASO) against Waris Punjab De (WPD) elements, against whom several criminal cases have been filed.
So far, 78 people have been arrested as part of the operation, and several others have been detained for questioning.
According to the official spokesperson of the Punjab Police, "Several WPD activities were intercepted by police on the Shahkot-Malsian Road in Jalandhar district on Saturday afternoon, and seven people were arrested on the spot. A massive manhunt has been launched to apprehend several others, including Amritpal Singh."
"So far, nine weapons have been recovered during the statewide operation, including one.315 bore rifle, seven 12 bore rifles, one revolver, and 373 live cartridges of various calibres," an officer said.
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