After 36 days of a massive crackdown Punjab Police arrested the pro-Khalistan preacher Amrit pal Singh in the Moga district on Sunday and sent to a jail in Assam after being on the run for more than a month. Inspector General of Police, Sukhchain Singh Gill told a news conference, ” The 29-year-old Amrit pal was arrested at 6:45 am after police personnel surrounded him in Rode village, leaving him with no way to escape.”
IGP Gill said,” Amrit pal was arrested from Rode village in the Moga district Sunday morning. Police had concrete information and it was a joint operation of Punjab police and intelligence wing.” Gill added, “Punjab police warned people not to spoil peace in Punjab. We thank people of Punjab in maintaining peace.”
The arrest came after police launched the crackdown against him following the storming of the Ajnala police station by his supporters to secure the release of an arrested associate.
Gill also clarified, “It is very clear that we have arrested him, he was surrounded from all sides and had no way to escape. Whatever he said inside the Gurudwara Sahib it is not right to comment on it.”
Later on Amrit pal Singh was flown to Dibrugarh in Assam where he has been detained in Dibrugarh Central jail until producing him before the court to face charges. Altogether, nine of Singh’s associates are also lodged in the jail.
Slain militant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale hailed from Rode village and Amrit pal Singh was last year anointed the head of ‘Waris Punjab De’ outfit at an event held in this village.