Punjab News LIVE: According to reports, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has asked the heads of the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) to maintain vigilance in border areas due to the possibility that Waris Punjab De leader Amritpal Singh Sandhu may cross the International Border in Punjab or the India-Nepal border.
As a result, the situation is tense throughout the entire state of Punjab, and internet access has been cut off in certain regions.
According to the followers of the cult leader. However, there was no corroboration of this from the police. Some supporters of the leader of ‘Waris Punjab De’ posted videos to social media alleging that police were pursuing them.
A video also showed Amritpal sitting in a car, and one of his associates could be heard saying, “Bhai saab, the police are after you.” (Amritpal).
Action against Amritpal Singh: Internet Services Suspended in State Till Sunday Noon (newsd.in)
Punjab police launches action against separatist leader Amritpal Singh; internet suspended (newsd.in)
According to Indian Express, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has asked the heads of the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) to maintain vigilance in border areas due to the possibility that Waris Punjab De leader Amritpal Singh Sandhu may cross the International Border in Punjab or the India-Nepal border.
All mobile internet services, all SMS services (except banking & mobile recharge) & all dongle services provided on mobile networks, except the voice call, in the territorial jurisdiction of Punjab suspended till March 21 (12:00 hours) in the interest of public safety: Dept of Home Affairs & Justice, Govt of Punjab
According to reports, Daljeet Singh Kalsi, who manages finances for Amritpal Singh, has been arrested. Amritpal, the leader of 'Waris Punjab De,' has been on the run from the Punjab Police, who are attempting to apprehend him. Amritpal Singh's aides have begun disseminating frantic videos urging supporters to travel to Shahkot, causing the internet to be cut off in Punjab until 12 p.m. on Sunday.
On Saturday night, Jalandhar Police Commissioner Kuldeep Singh Chahal told the media that Sikh radical Amritpal Singh, head of "Waris Punjab De," was declared a "fugitive." The police search operations are now mainly focused in Jalandhar district, where he managed to escape when the police tried to arrest him.
In an effort to apprehend Amritpal Singh, police officers have been stationed outside of his home in Jallupur Khera village, Amritsar.
Saturday, the Punjab Police launched a statewide campaign against Amritpal Singh, the leader of the "Waris Punjab De" organization, and other members of the group. According to the police, 78 individuals with ties to the radical organization have been apprehended.
According to the Punjab Police, WPD members are implicated in four criminal cases involving the promotion of racial strife, the attempted murder of police officers, the assault of police personnel, and the obstruction of the lawful performance of official duties. Case FIR No. 39, dated February 24, 2023, was also filed against WPD elements for the assault on the Ajnala Police Station.
Ravneet Singh Bittu, a congressman from Ludhiana and the grandson of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh, claimed to have received a call from an international number warning him of dire consequences if he did not cease speaking out against Amritpal Singh. Sub Inspector Satnam Singh Bhullar, in command of the Ghumar Mandi police post in Ludhiana, stated that he had received a complaint about the threatening phone call received by Bittu and that further investigations were underway.
The Punjab Police filed hate speech charges against Amritpal Singh and his supporters in Ajnala last week. In February, a man filed a report at the Ajnala Police Station, accusing radical cleric associates of kidnapping and assaulting him. An FIR named Amritpal Singh and six of his associates. The police apprehended Amritpal's close friend Lovepreet Singh Toofan in connection with the incident. However, following Toofan's detention, Amritpal warned the police to drop the case against him. When hundreds of his supporters armed with automatic firearms and bladed weapons burst through police barricades and stormed the police complex, the situation became violent. Under duress, Toofan was released, but the police assured the court that they would continue their investigation.
On the Haryana-Punjab frontier, a blockade has been erected. All passing vehicles are being inspected. Amritpal Singh, a Khalistan supporter, was apprehended, and the Punjab Police is investigating.
Amritpal Singh has been transported to an unknown location, according to sources. The location of Amritpal Singh’s detention by the Punjab Police is strictly confidential. Moreover, according to sources, Amritpal Singh is likely to be accused under the stringent NSA Act.
Our CM has restored the rule of law. Be it one of our own or anyone else, law will take its course against violators. There is no discrimination. It is not as if people died of spurious liquor & nobody is responsible or there was sacrilege & nobody is responsible. This is called rule of law: Punjab Minister Balbir Singh when asked about action against Amritpal Singh
According to a report by News18 Punjab, the Punjab Police recovered a significant number of weapons from the six supporters of Waris Punjab De' chief Amritpal Singh who were arrested today. According to reports, the police have launched a crackdown against the controversial leader, who has also been arrested; however, no official statement has been issued as of yet.
Reports indicate that Section 144 has been implemented in the Muktsar district.
Previously, the authorities attempted to detain Amritpal Singh as he traveled with his convoy in the Shahkot region. Nevertheless, he was able to “elude” the authorities. At various locations in the districts of Moga and Jalandhar, a large police force has been deployed, as per PTC News.
Punjab News LIVE: The Punjab Police have “arrested” the leader of “Waris Punjab De,” Amritpal Singh, from the village of Mehatpur in Nakodar. His six closest aides were detained earlier.
In what was likely his last interview before his imminent arrest, Amritpal Singh told News18 earlier this week at his residence that he had no fear of being arrested or murdered. "I believe the current administration will act after mature consideration" (against me). I do not fear being arrested or being murdered. But what accusations will they bring against me?" Then, Singh had inquired.
Authorities anticipated unrest in Amritsar following the detention of Amritpal Singh and desired for the G20 summit to conclude without incident. The detention also occurs a day before singer Sidhu Moosewala's 'Barsi' performance.
Saturday, the Punjab police launched a massive manhunt for Waris Punjab De leader Amritpal Singh, who evaded capture after police stopped his cavalcade. The police stopped his cavalcade in Mehatpur, Jalalabad. Several of his associates were then arrested, but Singh managed to evade capture, according to TOI.
In the interest of public safety, all mobile internet services, SMS services (excluding banking and mobile recharge), and dongle services (excluding audio calls) provided on mobile networks within the territorial jurisdiction of Punjab will be suspended until Sunday.
During the farmers’ uprising against the now-repealed agricultural laws, Amritpal Singh’s popularity on social media began to grow. He was an outspoken supporter of the protest leader Deep Sidhu, who made headlines in 2021 for raising the Nishan Sahib flag on the Red Fort on Republic Day. Singh then resided in Dubai, where he worked as a dispatcher for his family’s transport company for over a decade. His family is from Amritsar’s Jallupur Khera. Read more
Saturday, the Khalistani leader and commander of the Waris Punjab De, Amritpal Singh, was detained near Jalandhar's Nakodar. The Punjab Police took action against the separatist leader on Saturday, prompting this development.
Earlier, the police in Jalandhar detained six of Amritpal Singh's aides.
All mobile internet services, all SMS services (except banking & mobile recharge) & all dongle services provided on mobile networks, except the voice call, in the territorial jurisdiction of Punjab shall be suspended from 18th March (12:00 hours) to 19th March (12:00 hours) in the interest of public safety: Dept of Home Affairs & Justice, Govt of Punjab