'Operation Amritpal': NSA imposed on Amritpal's uncle, 4 others: Punjab IG Sukhchain Gill
Mohali, March 20: In a major development in the Amritpal Singh case, the National Security Act (NSA) has been imposed on four aides of the Waris Punjab De head and his uncle Harjit Singh. While the four aides of Amritpal Singh — Daljeet Singh Kalsi, Bhagwant Singh, Gurmeet Singh and Pradhanmantri Bajeka — are already in Assam's Dibrugarh jail, his uncle is also being taken there.
Addressing a press conference on Monday, Punjab Inspector General Sukhchain Singh Gill clarified that Amritpal Singh had not been arrested so far. He continued to be at large, he added.
At the same time, Sukhchain Gill urged the public not to believe in rumours and fake news. He also claimed that the law and order situation in Punjab was under control.
IG Sukhchain Singh Gill reiterated that Amritpal Singh continued to be at large and a manhunt was on to arrest him at the earliest. The Punjab's top cop did not rule out imposing the NSA on the Waris Punjab De head.
IG Sukhchain Singh Gill said a total of six cases had been registered against Amritpal Singh so far. A total of 10 weapons and four vehicles had been recovered.
IG Gill said four aides of Amritpal Singh — Daljeet Singh Kalsi, Bhagwant Singh, Gurmeet Singh and Pradhanmantri Bajeka — had been sent to Assam. Amritpal Singh's uncle was also being taken there. So far, a total of 114 persons had been detained by the Punjab Police, added IG Sukhchain Singh Gill.
The Punjab cop said they suspected the involvement of ISI role and foreign funding, which was being investigated.
He said six FIRs have been lodged so far against Amritpal and his associates. These include causing disharmony and obstruction in police working and attack on police, besides possessing illegal weapons. A walkie-talkie set from one of the vehicles used by Amritpal had also been recovered, the IG said.
- PTC NEWS