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‘Operation Amritpal’: Punjab Govt imposes NSA on 'Waris Punjab De' chief Amritpal Singh

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- March 21st 2023 12:48 PM -- Updated: March 21st 2023 02:13 PM
‘Operation Amritpal’: Punjab Govt imposes NSA on 'Waris Punjab De' chief Amritpal Singh

‘Operation Amritpal’: Punjab Govt imposes NSA on 'Waris Punjab De' chief Amritpal Singh

PTC News Desk: In a major development in the Amritpal Singh case, the Punjab Government imposes the National Security Act (NSA) on Amritpal Singh. 

 The Punjab and Haryana High Court while hearing a habeas corpus petition on Tuesday reprimanded the state government in sedition charges and unlawful activities carried out by 'Waris Punjab De' chief Amritpal Singh. 


Also Read: Here's all you need to know about NSA

HC further said that it is a matter of intelligence failure.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court appointed Advocate Tanu Bedi to assist in this matter. The HC questioned state government saying if 'Waris Punjab De' chief Amritpal Singh was a national threat then why no step was taken yet. 

HC further questioned Punjab government, " When there was a threat to the security of the country, what was the government doing till now? They were roaming around with weapons.How he managed to escape, despite deployment of 80,000 police force?” 

The state government responded, saying it is trying its best to nab Amritpal Singh.

All you need to know about NSA

The National Security Act (NSA) is an act by the Indian Parliament that empowers the government to detain a person if he or she is a threat to national security or to prevent him or her from disrupting public law and order.

NSA allows central government or a state government to detain a person from engaging in any kind of unruly activity that might jeopardise national security. 

GROUNDS FOR THE DETENTION OF NSA

Detention of the individual takes place when there is prejudice against the relationship with foreign nations, or the security of the country.

PERIOD OF CONFINEMENT
The detainment period is maximum for 12 months. This period can be extended if there is fresh evidence against the detainee by the government.
A person who found guilty can be held for 10 days without being informed about the charges against them.
At this time, the person can appeal to the state high court advisory board but won't be allowed a lawyer during the trial.

Also Read: 'Operation Amritpal': NSA imposed on Amritpal's uncle, 4 others: Punjab IG Sukhchain Gill

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