New Delhi: The ongoing chaos in Punjab over ‘Waris Punjab De’ chief Amritpal Singh saw a major breakthrough after police launched an operation to arrest the Khalistani sympathizer on Saturday.
According to reports, Punjab Police launched a high-level operation to chase Amritpal Singh while he was reportedly on his way to Shri Muktsar Sahib. Six of his aides were arrested while Singh managed to flee.
Here are the top developments:
- Punjab Police cordoned off Amritpal’s cavalcade in Mehatpur in a bid to arrest him. However, Amritpal switched his vehicle at the spot where his cavalcade was intercepted and managed to dodge the police.
- Police suspended internet services on Saturday across the state as part of the crackdown on the ‘Waris Punjab De’ chief.
According to Punjab Police, search operation is being conducted at all possibles places where Singh could have fled to.
Several people blocked the Barnala-Faridkot State Highway in Bhadod town after the Punjab police launched the operation to arrest Amritpal Singh. The protesters demanded that Singh should not be arrested.
In the wake of protests, section 144 has been imposed in many districts of Punjab. Police has also stepped up the security to maintain law and order situation.
As part of the crackdown, police have been intercepting all the vehicles on the Punjab-Haryana border.
The Union government is in constant touch with Punjab and has assured all possible help to arrest Amritpal Singh.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh said the AAP government of Bhagwant Mann is very strict about the law and order situation. “Bhagwant Mann ji is committed to strengthening the law and order situation of Punjab. The government will officially issue a statement on this. As the operation is still on, it will not be right to comment,” Sanjay Singh said.