Jalandhar (Punjab): The Punjab Police nabbed dozens of aides of prime Khalistan sympathiser Amritpal Singh – who had issued a loss of life menace towards Union Home Minister Amit Shah – in an enormous state-wide operation on Saturday.
Amritpal, nonetheless, is on the run, Punjab Police mentioned.
The Punjab Police had launched motion towards the separatist chief – who is alleged to be on the run – and his outfit ‘Waris Punjab De’ early on Saturday. The Union Home Ministry was reportedly in fixed contact with the Punjab authorities so as to assess the state of affairs all through the operation.
“Punjab Police launched a massive state-wide Cordon And Search Operations in the state against elements of Waris Punjab De. 78 persons arrested so far, while, several others detained. Several others including Amritpal Singh are on the run & a massive manhunt has been launched to nab them,” the Punjab Police mentioned in a press release on Twitter.
“During the state-wide operation, nine weapons, including one .315 bore rifle, seven rifles of 12 bore, one revolver and 373 live cartridges of different caliber have been recovered so far. Waris Punjab De elements are involved in four criminal cases relating to spreading disharmony among classes, attempt to murder, attack on police persons and creating obstructions in the lawful discharge of duties of public servants. FIR stands registered for the attack on Ajnala Police Station,” the assertion added.
As the Punjab Police moved in to nab Amritpal Singh, cellular and web companies have been restricted in a number of districts of Punjab. The curbs might be in place until Sunday.
According to media stories, after the Punjab Police reportedly traced Amritpal Singh’ newest location close to Shahkot in Jalandhar district on Saturday morning, over 50 police autos chased the Khalistani chief and his associates in an try to arrest them.
Meanwhile, Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh on Saturday mentioned the legislation will take its course towards violators with none discrimination and that Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has restored the rule of legislation.
“Our CM has restored the rule of law. Law will take its course against violators. There is no discrimination. It is not as if people died of spurious liquor and nobody is responsible or there was sacrilege and nobody is responsible. This is called rule of law,” Balbir Singh was quoted as saying by ANI.
“Whoever violates the law, then the law will take its own course. Everyone will be treated as per law. There is rule of law in the state,” Balbir singh mentioned.
Mobile web companies have been suspended in a number of districts of Punjab till 12 midday on Sunday, State police mentioned on Saturday after launching an operation to arrest Amritpal Singh.
Intelligence companies are conserving an in depth watch on the Punjab Police operation.
A senior official mentioned that state had sought a number of corporations of paramilitary forces and these have been supplied to take care of legislation and order state of affairs.
The companies have gotten stories of Amritpal Singh’s reference to Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence.
Mobile Internet companies even have been suspended in a number of districts of Punjab till 12 midday on Sunday, because the State police launched an operation to arrest the Khalistan sympathiser.
Reacting to the incident, chief minister Bhagwant Mann mentioned that these “1000 people” don’t symbolize Punjab, and alleged that they’re “funded by Pakistan” to disrupt peace within the state.
Sources mentioned when Amritpal Singh, who now heads ‘Waris Punjab De’, was in Dubai, he was in shut contact with Jaswant Singh rode, brother of militant and chief of Pakistan-based International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF) Lakhbir Singh Rode.
Amritpal Singh’s treasurer Basant Singh Daulatpura was getting funds from Pakistan.Security companies have been conserving an in depth watch on the actions of Amritpal Singh since he got here to Punjab final yr.
Punjab Police have been alerted about his actions commonly. Punjab Police has requested folks to take care of peace and concord. The police are working to take care of legislation and order and have requested folks to not panic or unfold faux information or hate speech.
(With ANI inputs)
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