In a significant development, Amritpal Singh, the chief of the controversial outfit ‘Waris Punjab De’ has been arrested by the Punjab Police. According to sources, NSA warrants were issued against Amritpal Singh and those warrants have been executed today morning.
“Amritpal Singh has been arrested by Punjab Police around 6.45 am today morning in village Rode,” Punjab IGP Sukhchain Singh Gill confirmed.
Amritpal Singh had been on the run since March 18 after he was charged with various offenses under the Indian Penal Code and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. He had been evading arrest for more than a month before finally being apprehended.
The arrest of the ‘Waris Punjab De’ chief is being seen as a significant breakthrough by the authorities in their efforts to crack down on the extremist outfit. The group has been accused of inciting violence and promoting separatist sentiments in Punjab.
According to sources in the Punjab Police, Amritpal Singh is likely to be shifted to Dibrugarh in Assam for further questioning and investigation. The move is seen as an effort by the police to prevent any attempts by the outfit’s supporters to free him from custody.
The arrest of Amritpal Singh has been welcomed by many in Punjab, who have been calling for strong action against groups promoting separatist ideology. The state government has reiterated its commitment to maintaining law and order in the state and ensuring that such outfits are brought to justice.
The police have also issued a warning to other groups promoting separatism in the state, stating that they will not hesitate to take strict action against anyone found indulging in such activities. The arrest of Amritpal Singh is being seen as a strong message to such elements that their activities will not be tolerated.
The Punjab Police are expected to release more details about the arrest and the subsequent investigations in the coming days. Meanwhile, the arrest of Amritpal Singh is being hailed as a major success in the fight against extremism in Punjab.