Moga (Punjab) : Khalistan sympathiser and radical preacher Amritpal Singh who was absconding for over a month is likely to be shifted to Dibrugarh, Assam, informed Punjab Police sources.
‘Waris Punjab De’ chief Amritpal Singh was arrested by Punjab Police from the Moga district of Punjab. Amritpal has been on the run since March 18, the day Punjab Police launched a massive manhunt for him.
Papalpreet Singh, a close aide of Amritpal Singh, was taken to Assam’s Dibrugarh Central Jail on April 11 after he was arrested.
Associates of Amritpal Singh were shifted out of Punjab after Central Intelligence agencies raised concerns over possible jailbreak and repeat of the Ajnala incident on March 11.
Earlier on Saturday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah when asked about Amritpal Singh’s arrest and that he has been absconding for a long, said, “It may happen sometime. Earlier he used to roam freely, but now he cannot carry on with his activities.”
Two more aides of ‘Waris Punjab De’ chief Amritpal Singh were arrested at Mohali in Punjab, in a joint operation by Punjab and Delhi Police on April 18.