Court orders release of ‘Waris Punjab De’ chief Amritpal Singh’s aide
by The Canadian Parvasi
After thousands of supporters of ‘Waris Punjab De’ chief Amritpal Singh protested and laid siege at the Ajnala Police station some 25 km from Amritsar on Thursday, an Ajnala court on Friday ordered the release of Amritpal Singh’s aide Lovepreet Singh, who had been detained by the same police station in a kidnapping and assault case.
A day after the protestors demanded the release, a court in Ajnala accepted the discharge application of the Waris Punjab De’ chief’s aide, Inspector General of Police, Amritsar, Border Range, Monish Chawla stated to media outlets.
Amritsar Rural’s Superintendent of Police, Satinder Singh, stated to media outlets that due evidence had been presented by the supporters of ‘Waris Punjab De’ chief Amritpal Singh which proved that Lovepreet Singh was not at the spot when the incident occurred.
“They gave the evidence on Thursday. On the basis of that he is being discharged through the court,” Satinder Singh, Amritsar Rural’s Superintendent of Police, stated.
The situation, as of now, is peaceful, the rural SSP added.
Tensions grew quickly in Amritsar on Thursday as hundreds of supporters of ‘Waris Punjab De’ chief Amritpal Singh allegedly clashed with Punjab Police officials while laying siege to the Ajnala police station to protest the arrest of the aid of Amritpal Singh, who was detained by the police in a kidnap and assault case.
The protesters significantly outnumbered the police officials on Thursday in Ajnala, where they had gathered to protest the arrest of Amritpal Singh’s aide Lovepreet Toofan in a kidnap and assault case.
“The FIR was registered only with a political motive. If they don’t cancel the case in one hour, the administration will be responsible for whatever happens next… They think we can’t do anything, so this show of strength was necessary,” Amritpal Singh had previously stated to media outlets.