‘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.
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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
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.
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