In a extremely uncommon growth amid the huge co-ordinated motion between the Centre, Punjab, and Assam governments, towards Khalistani separatist chief Amritpal Singh, who continues to be on the run, 4 of his high arrested aides have been flown to Dibrugarh in higher Assam by a particular air pressure plane, high police sources mentioned. They’ll more likely to be stored within the high-security Dibrugarh Central Jail.
The unconventional chief’s associates had been accompanied by a 30-member group from Punjab Police, together with its Inspector Basic, Prisons. They flew from Amritsar in an AN32 plane of the Indian Air Drive, and reached Dibrugarh by means of Jorhat, which can also be in Assam. Each Dibrugarh and Jorhat are main bases of the air pressure.
The Dibrugarh District Collector, and the native Superintendent of Police, obtained the group with excessive safety on the Mohanbari Airport.
Dibrugarh central jail is likely one of the oldest prisons in northeast India. It’s closely fortified, and was used to carry high militants throughout the peak of ULFA militancy in Assam.
Punjab Police have to date arrested 78 members of Amritpal Singh’s outfit ‘Waris Punjab De’, whereas a number of others have been detained for questioning, officers mentioned. His father has additionally been detained for questioning, and there is a huge deployment of police and paramilitary forces outdoors his village, Jallupur Khaira, in Amritsar.
“Six to seven gunmen of Amritpal Singh are amongst these arrested by police,” mentioned Kuldeep Singh Chahal, Jalandhar Police Commissioner.
The self-styled preacher’s shut aide, Daljeet Singh Kalsi, who handles his funds, was additionally this morning arrested from Haryana’s Gurgaon.
Sources say Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann had mentioned the plan to arrest Amritpal Singh with Residence Minister Amit Shah in a gathering on March 2.
Web and SMS had been snapped throughout Punjab on Saturday after Amritpal Singh’s associates began circulating frantic movies interesting to his supporters to assemble on the village the place the police had trapped him. The web and SMS ban has been additional prolonged by a day, until 12 pm on Monday.