Punjab Police on Sunday arrested Balwant Singh, from Khanna metropolis in Ludhiana district of Punjab, the person who had harboured radical Sikh preacher Amritpal Singh’s shut aide Tejinder Singh Gill.
Khanna Police mentioned that they’ve arrested Balwant Singh, the one who harboured Amritpal Singh’s shut aide Tejinder Singh Gill.
“His questioning is underway,” police mentioned, including that no connection between Amritpal Singh and Balwant Singh has been discovered but.
Tejinder Singh Gill alias Gorkha Baba, the core group member of Khalistan sympathiser Amritpal Singh, the Khanna Police on Friday launched incriminating movies recovered from the cell phone of Gorkha.
The chief of Waris Punjab De continues to be escaping the State police’s dragnet. Amritpal Singh was declared a fugitive on the day, Punjab Police launched a crackdown towards him and his pro-Khalistan outfit.
Punjab Police on Saturday appealed to individuals to not consider in rumours and faux information of the arrest of radical preacher Amritpal Singh, which is being circulated on social media.
Talking at a press briefing on Saturday, Bathinda SSP Gulneet Khurana mentioned, “We urge individuals to not consider the pretend studies of the arrest of Amritpal Singh which can be being broadly circulated on social media.”
He blamed the pretend studies on “hearsay mongers” based mostly in the UK, United States and Canada.
“Just a few individuals sitting within the UK, US, and Canada are spreading false information on social media that Amritpal is being tortured (in custody),” the SSP added.
He added, “BSF corporations together with police personnel and 140 safety personnel from Bahadurgarh are at the moment deployed in Bathinda to make sure peace.”
An alert was sounded in Uttarakhand over the potential for radical preacher Amritpal Singh getting into the state, knowledgeable Further Director Normal of Police (Legislation and Order) V Murugesan on Saturday morning.
Murugesan added that he had obtained inputs from the Punjab Police that the pro-Khalistan chief, who fled Punjab within the wake of the crackdown on Waris Punjab De, might enter Uttarakhand from Haryana.
He instructed ANI that checks and searches are underway and a safety alert has gone out in locations by which he can enter the state.
The officer added that the district police have additionally been alerted and vigilance stepped up on the borders.
Tejinder Singh aka Gorkha Baba, a resident of Punjab’s Mangewal village was arrested on Friday.
“Tejinder usually lived with Amritpal and is concerned within the Ajnala case as effectively. Gorkha Baba was once Amritpal’s gunman for a very long time. He was additionally lively on social media, and his photos together with weapons used to floor on social media. After which a separate case was registered towards Tejinder in Malaud police station”, DSP Payal Harsimrat Singh instructed ANI.
The police knowledgeable that motion has been taken towards him beneath sections 107/151 of the Indian Penal Code (IPS).
“Two different individuals accompanying Tejinder have additionally been detained. They’re being interrogated”, added the DSP.
The DSP mentioned that Tejinder had a historical past of prison circumstances, starting from combat to liquor smuggling, registered towards him and he had additionally served a sentence in jail.
On Friday, an alert was issued within the Dehradun, Haridwar and Udham Singh Nagar districts of Uttarakhand, amid studies of Amritpal making an attempt to enter the state.
A group of Delhi Police and Punjab Police on Friday launched a search operation for Amritpal in Delhi and its border in view of the potential for him getting into the nationwide capital.
Nevertheless, Delhi Police later mentioned Waris Punjab De chief might have left the nationwide capital.
On March 18, Punjab Police launched an operation towards Amritpal and his aides. The crackdown got here virtually over three weeks after Amritpal’s supporters clashed with uniformed personnel on the Ajnala police station on February 23, on the outskirts of Amritsar, demanding the discharge of one among his shut aides, Lovepreet Toofan.
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