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Wanted Khalistani absconder Amritpal arrested by Punjab police, being moved to Assam’s Dibrugarh jail

Amritpal Singh

Fugitive Khalistani separatist Amritpal Singh, who was on the run since March 18, was arrested by Punjab police at Moga, according to sources.

While the Moga Police is yet to divulge details, police sources told HT that the pro-Khalistani leader is being shifted to Assam’s Dibrugarh jail where other members of his outfit are already lodged.

The head of the pro-Khalistan Waris Punjab de will be shifted to Assam’s Dibrugarh, where eight of his close aides are already being held under the National Security Act.

The arrest was a result of the combined efforts of the Punjab Police and national intelligence.

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 the fugitive separatist Amritpal Singh were earlier arrested at Mohali in Punjab—the result of a joint operation by Punjab and Delhi Police on April 18.

Three days earlier Punjab Police nabbed his close aide Joga Singh from Sirhind in the Fatehgarh Sahib district.

Another close associate of the pro-Khalistani leader, Papalpreet Singh was detained on April 10, in an operation conducted by Punjab Police and its counter-intelligence unit.