19 Mar 2023

Massive Manhunt Continues For Waris Punjab De Chief Amritpal Singh; Fresh FIR Against His Aides

Jalandhar: Waris Punjab De Chief Amritpal Singh continues to evade police and a day after a major crackdown in which a large number of his associates were arrested, the police could not arrest Amritpal despite searches and raids at a number of places.

Meanwhile, the Punjab Police has registered a fresh FIR against fugitive Amritpal Singh and some of his associates for possessing illegal arms. Earlier, the police had registered an FIR against Amritpal and his accomplices in connection with attack on Ajnala police station on February 23.
Amritsar Rural Senior Superintendent of Police Satinder Singh said on Sunday that seven associates of Amritpal have been arrested under provisions of the Arms Act. 

He said operations are on to nab Amritpal, who had eluded the police when his convoy was intercepted in Jalandhar district on Saturday. He said that seven of his companions, who were part of Amritpal's convoy, were arrested near Mehatpur in Jalandhar on Saturday evening.

Six illegal 12 bore guns and 193 live cartridges were recovered

The SSP said that six illegal 12 bore guns and 193 live cartridges were recovered from the possession of the seven accused, identified as Ajaypal, Gurveer Singh, Baljinder Singh, Harminder Singh, Gurlal Singh, Suvirit Singh and Amandeep Singh. He said that Harminder Singh was caught with one weapon and 139 cartridges. During interrogation, he told the police that Amritpal had procured these cartridges through another person named Gurbej.
Asked whether any cross-border connection has come to the fore during his probe, the SSP said he would not be able to comment on it as of now as the investigation is underway. On the delay in registering the FIR in the Ajnala incident, he said that the FIR was lodged 'the very next day' of the incident. 

House of Amritpal in his native village also searched

He said that the law and order situation in Punjab is under control and peaceful. We appeal to the public not to pay heed to rumours. The SSP said that as part of the action, the house of Amritpal's native village was also searched. Police have recovered two vehicles involved in Amritpal Singh's convoy.

Amritpal's aides sent on police remand

Meanwhile, the police produced all the seven arrested people in the court at Baba Bakala today. Baba Bakala DSP Harkishan Singh confirmed that the police produced the arrested people in the court where the court sent them on police remand till March 23.

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