Fresh FIR against fundamentalist preacher Amritpal, associates for possession of illegal arms
Punjab Police team at Dibrugarh Central Jail, where they brought 4 associates of ‘Waris Punjab Day’ founder Amritpal Singh, in Dibrugarh on March 19, 2023. Photo Credit: PTI
A senior police officer said that a fresh FIR was registered against fundamentalist preacher Amritpal Singh and some of his associates on March 19, 2023, in a case of possession of illegal arms.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Amritsar Rural, Satinder Singh said that seven accomplices of Amritpal have been arrested under the Arms Act. The Punjab Police on Saturday launched a major crackdown against Amritpal, in which the police arrested 78 members of an organization led by him.
However, the hunt is on to nab Amritpal, who had eluded the police when his convoy was intercepted in Jalandhar district on Saturday.
The police had already registered an FIR against Amritpal and his accomplices in the Ajnala incident on 23 February.
Speaking to reporters in Amritsar on Sunday, the SSP said that the police had arrested seven associates of the self-styled Sikh preacher near Mehatpur in Jalandhar on Saturday.
The police officer said they were part of Amritpal’s convoy.
He said that six 12 bore guns and some cartridges have been seized, which are illegal.
Referring to the arrest of the seven accused on Saturday night, the SSP said, “We have filed a fresh FIR last night under the Arms Act in which Amritpal is the main accused. All seven are also accused in this fresh FIR.”