Amritpal Singh’s 4 aides reach Assam’s Dibrugarh Jail: Key Points | india news
The elusive preacher himself outwitted the police on Saturday when his convoy was stopped in Jalandhar district and escaped the police trap. Authorities have increased security at many places.
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4 members of Waris Punjab De reached Dibrugarh after arrest in Punjab
Four members of an organization led by Amritpal Singh have been brought to Assam Dibrugarh on Sunday, the police said. He said that he was sent by a special plane. “The four are currently lodged in the Dibrugarh Central Jail,” said a police officer.
Internet, SMS services suspended in Punjab
Mobile Internet and SMS services have been suspended in the territorial jurisdiction of Punjab till noon on March 20. “All mobile internet services, all SMS services (except banking and mobile recharge) and all dongle services provided over mobile networks, except voice calls, in the territorial jurisdiction of Punjab till March 20 (12:00 hours) are suspended in the interest of public safety”, the Department of Home Affairs and Justice, Government of Punjab said on Sunday.
Vehicle used by Amritpal Singh, ammunition seized
The vehicle used by ‘Waris Punjab De’ chief Amritpal Singh for his escape was seized by the Punjab Police along with several other vehicles and ammunition on Sunday. Police said that seven associates of Amritpal Singh have been arrested.
78 people arrested in action against Waris Punjab D Group, Amritpal Singh still absconding: Punjab Police
He said, “A car used in Amritpal Singh’s convoy has been seized. A saber and a .315 bore weapon, 57 live cartridges have also been recovered from it. The car was released after use I went.”
He also said that those spreading rumors would be dealt with strictly.
“The law and order situation is normal in Jalandhar and the state. Police is committed to the safety of the public. We will take strict action against those taking law and order into their hands. Rumor mongers will be dealt with strictly.” SSP said.
Amritpal Singh’s ‘close aide and financier’ arrested
An alleged advisor and financier of the “fugitive” has been arrested, news agency ANI quoted sources as saying.
In an exclusive interview with ANI, Jalandhar commissioner said, “Waris Punjab De chief Amritpal Singh has been declared absconder. His two cars were seized and the gunmen held. We also checked whether The firearms of his security escorts were legally purchased.” Case has been registered. Punjab Police has started looking for Amritpal Singh and we are hopeful that he will be arrested soon. A total of 78 people have been arrested so far and further searches and raids are on.”
(with agency inputs)