Punjab Police urge people not to believe rumours, fake news over Amritpal Singh's arrest
Chandigarh, March 25: Punjab Police on Saturday urged people not to believe rumours and fake news of the arrest of pro-Khalistan leader Amritpal Singh that are being circulated on social media.
Bathinda SSP Gulneet Khurana, addressing a press briefing on Saturday, said, "We urge people not to believe the fake reports of the arrest of Amritpal Singh that are being widely circulated on social media."
The SSP further blamed the fake reports on "rumour mongers" based in the United Kingdom, United States and Canada.
"A few people sitting in the UK, US, and Canada are spreading false news on social media that Amritpal is being tortured (in custody)," he added.
"BSF companies along with police personnel and 140 security personnel from Bahadurgarh are currently deployed in Bathinda to ensure peace."
An alert was sent in Uttarakhand on Saturday morning about the possibility of pro-Khalistan preacher Amritpal Singh entering the state, according to Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) V Murugesan.
Murugesan went on to say that he had obtained information from the Punjab Police that the pro-Khalistan leader, who fled Punjab following the crackdown on Waris Punjab De, could enter Uttarakhand through Haryana.
In anticipation of Amritpal's possible entry into the national capital, a team of Delhi Police and Punjab Police initiated a search operation for him in Delhi and along its borders on Friday.
On March 18, Punjab Police initiated an operation on Amritpal and his associates. The crackdown occurred nearly three weeks after Amritpal's supporters battled with uniformed officers at the Ajnala police station on the outskirts of Amritsar on February 23, demanding the release of one of his close aides, Lovepreet Toofan.
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