Amritpal Singh’s NRI Wife Questioned by Police, Wife of Another Associate Files Habeas Corpus Petition
Amritpal Singh, the self-styled Sikh preacher and leader of ‘Waris Punjab De’, has been on the run from Punjab police and a non-bailable warrant has been issued against him. As per the latest reports, the bike that Singh used to escape has been traced and his NRI wife is being questioned by the police. Furthermore, the wife of one of his aides has filed a habeas corpus petition seeking her husband’s release from “illegal custody” in Assam.
More than 150 people have been arrested in the crackdown against Amritpal Singh. The National Security Act (NSA) was invoked against five of the arrested, as well as Singh. The five associates were arrested and interrogated. The police discovered that Singh was traveling in a Brezza car and stopped at a gurdwara to change into western clothes before escaping on a bike.
The bike has been recovered by the police from near a canal in Jalandhar. As per reports, Singh fled towards Phillaur side leaving the bike at Darapur village. His associates were arrested and sent to Dibrugarh in Assam as the NSA was invoked against them.
Video footage showing Amritpal Singh traveling in a Brezza, then switching to a motorbike has been released as well.
On Wednesday, Senior police officials, headed by a DSP, went to Jallupur Khera village to question Amritpal Singh’s wife who is a UK-based NRI. It was found that her name was allegedly involved in acquiring foreign funding for ‘Waris Punjab De’ and her husband’s activities.