Police arrested Amritpal Singh’s bodyguards from Jalandhar
Khalistani leader Amritpal Singh has managed to evade arrest almost 24 hours after the Punjab Police launched a massive statewide operation. But the police have managed to arrest 78 members of his organization ‘Waris Punjab De’. A new video has emerged which shows the police in Jalandhar locking up three of his associates.
They can be seen resisting the police and two of them can be seen dodging the police and running away. But within seconds the police catch them again and bring them back to the van.
CCTV footage of Punjab Police is being searched #Amritpal SinghBodyguards in Jalandhar. yesterday they were in the same car pic.twitter.com/m3YVRsQzYO
– Abhimanyu Kulkarni (@SansaniPatrakar) March 19, 2023
Police sources said that the three men seen in the video are bodyguards of Amritpal Singh. The police also believe that the separatist leader might have visited the same place in the last 24 hours.
Amritpal Singh, whom the government describes as a Khalistani-Pakistani agent, was last seen fleeing on a motorcycle in Jalandhar last evening.
The separatist leader has been active in Punjab for the past few years and is often seen guarded by armed supporters. He claims to be a follower of Khalistani separatist and terrorist Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and is known among his supporters as “Bhindranwale 2.0”.
Sources said that the Center and the Punjab government are working together to nab Amritpal Singh. The Center sent additional forces to Punjab before the police went in search of him on Saturday. The plan was to arrest the Khalistani leader after the G20 meeting in the state was over, which was on Friday.
Authorities have beefed up security at several places and suspended internet and SMS services across the state after his associates shared some videos on social media, claiming that policemen were chasing them.
The action comes a month after Amritpal Singh and his supporters barged into a police station carrying swords and guns to release one of their associates. Six police officers were injured in the clash.
After this incident, the Punjab government had to face heavy criticism regarding the law and order situation in the state.