Nepal on Monday put fugitive radical preacher Amritpal Singh, who’s believed to be hiding within the nation, on its surveillance record after India requested it to not enable him to flee to a 3rd nation and arrest him if he makes an attempt to flee utilizing an Indian passport or every other pretend passport.
The Division of Immigration has put Singh on its surveillance record following a request from the Indian Embassy right here, officers stated.
“We’ve got obtained a written word together with a replica of his passport from the (Indian) embassy suspecting that Amritpal Singh may need entered Nepal,” stated Kamal Prasad Pandey, the Info Officer on the Division.
“The Indian Embassy has despatched the word asking the Division to place Singh, a member of a separatist group, on the surveillance record,” Pandey stated.
It was suspected that he had entered Nepal and was hiding someplace round.
There was no quick affirmation in regards to the letter from the Indian mission right here.
Earlier, the Kathmandu Put up newspaper reported that in a letter despatched to the Division of Consular Companies on Saturday, the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu has requested the federal government companies to arrest Singh if he tries to flee from Nepal.
“Singh is presently hiding in Nepal,” the paper stated, citing a replica of the letter obtained by it.
“The esteemed ministry is requested to tell the Division of Immigration to not allow Amritpal Singh to journey by way of Nepal for any third nation and arrest him if he makes an attempt to flee from Nepal utilizing Indian Passport or every other pretend passport beneath intimation to this mission,” it stated.
The letter and Singh’s private particulars have been circulated to all of the involved companies from motels to airways, the paper stated, citing a number of sources.
Singh, who is alleged to be possessing a number of passports with totally different identities, has been on the run since March 18 when the police launched a crackdown in opposition to him.
The elusive preacher gave the police the slip and escaped their dragnet when his cavalcade was intercepted in Punjab’s Jalandhar district.
In the meantime, the Dwelling Ministry has directed all safety companies to be on excessive alert within the Nepal-India border space.
Citing ministry sources, My Republica newspaper stated that the instruction was given on the request of Indian safety officers and the Nepal-India border space has been stored on ‘excessive alert’ for 2 days.
Quoting sources, the report stated that police in plain garments have stepped up vigilance within the border space as Singh may enter the nation from Kapilvastu in Western Nepal.
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