Punjab Police fear Amritpal Singh may escape to Nepal, says sources
Chandigarh, March 19: As per the sources, terror and insecurity have gripped Punjab as Punjab Police fear that Amritpal Singh might escape to Nepal. Sources also stated that security agencies are on the high alert and tight security arrangements have been made on the India-Nepal border.
Meanwhile, the manhunt on Waris Punjab De chief still continues.
In another major development in Punjab Police's operation against 'Waris Punjab De' chief Amritpal Singh, his four close aides have been taken to Dibrugarh, Assam.
Sources stated that a special Punjab police team comprising 27 personnel took Amritpal's aides to Assma by a special air force plane.
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.
Meanwhile, the police have asked all citizens not to believe fake news or rumours.
- PTC NEWS