Two More Aides of Amritpal Singh Arrested in Joint Operation by Punjab, Delhi Police
In a joint operation by Punjab and Delhi Police, two more aides of Amritpal Singh have been arrested. Singh has been on the run from the police since March 18 and as part of the crackdown on his supporters, two more of his aides were arrested after a car chase in Mohali.
Following the arrest of Amritpal Singh’s key aide Joga Singh last week, two more ‘Waris Punjab De’ aides have been arrested. They have been identified as Gurjant Singh and Nisha. Punjab police and Delhi police ran a joint operation to arrest the two. The Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) staff of Punjab police and a team from Delhi police chased a car and surrounded it outside Kothi No. 1136 in Sector 89, Mohali.
As to what their contribution was to the separatist group, is currently unclear. It is also unknown if the two arrested were carrying any contraband.
This arrest comes shortly after the police brought into custody one of Amritpal’s key aides, Joga Singh. At the time, DIG Border Range Narinder Bhargav said, “Punjab police arrested ‘Waris Punjab De’ chief Amritpal Singh’s main aide Joga Singh from Sirhind. He was arrested in a joint operation by Amritsar police rural and Hoshiyarpur police.”
Joga Singh reportedly sheltered Amritpal helping him escape the police and brought him back to Punjab. Before Joga Singh, another key supporter and mentor of Amritpal Singh, Papalpreet Singh, was arrested. According to General of Police (IGP), Headquarters, Sukhchain Singh Gill, “Papalpreet Singh, the main associate of Amritpal Singh was arrested by Amritsar Rural Police from the Kathu Nangal area. The arrest was made under the National Security Act. Apart from being an associate of Amritpal, he was also wanted in six cases.”
The hunt for Amritpal Singh is still on Punjab police is cracking down on ‘Waris Punjab De’ supporters.