Internet Services Restricted In Punjab As Cops Hunt For Separatist Leader Amritpal Singh
Six of the aides were arrested from Jalandhar. Internet services have been restricted in several districts across the state to maintain peace and order.
Punjab Police Close In On Amritpal Singh: Punjab cops on Saturday launched a massive hunt for Khalistani ideologue Amritpal Singh. Singh, however, is still on the run. The cops chased the vehicle of Amritpal Singh and reportedly surrounded him at Mehatpur village in Jalandhar’s Shahkot. Six of the aides were arrested from Jalandhar. Internet services have been restricted in several districts across the state to maintain peace and order. There has been no official confirmation by the Punjab police on the arrest of Amritpal Singh.
AAP MP Sanjay Singh On Operation To Nab Amritpal Singh
AAP MP Sanjay Singh, while interacting with the media, said that the AAP government of Bhagwant Mann is very strict with the law and order situation. “Bhagwant Mann ji is committed to strengthening the law and order situation of Punjab. The government will officially issue a statement on this. As the operation is still on, it will not be right to comment,” Sanjay Singh said.
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Internet Services Restricted In Several Districts Of Punjab
Mobile internet services were restricted in several districts of Punjab and the curbs will continue till tomorrow.
“All mobile internet services, all SMS services (except banking & mobile recharge) & all dongle services provided on mobile networks, except the voice call, in the territorial jurisdiction of Punjab shall be suspended from 18th March (12:00 hours) to 19th March (12:00 hours) in the interest of public safety,” ANI quoted Department of Home Affairs & Justice, Punjab, as saying.
Request all citizens to maintain peace & harmony
Punjab Police is working to maintain Law & Order
Request citizens not to panic or spread fake news or hate speech pic.twitter.com/gMwxlOrov3
— Punjab Police India (@PunjabPoliceInd) March 18, 2023
Amritpal Singh leads an outfit called “Waris Punjab De”, a radical organisation started by actor and activist Deep Sidhu, who died in a road accident in February last year.
Singh grabbed attention recently when his supporters stormed a police station to protest against the arrest of his key aide, kidnapping accused Lovepreet Singh. He blamed the Punjab Police for the violence in Amritsar during the protest.
Police officials later clarified that they were unable to control the crowd as they were carrying a physical copy of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, also called Bir in Punjabi, as a shield.
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