Radical Sikh preacher and Khalistani sympathiser Amritpal Singh was arrested in Punjab’s Moga district on Saturday after a dramatic hour-long chase. The central paramilitary forces arrested him through a major operation. However, police have not officially confirmed the matter so far.
Six gunmen of Amritpal Singh, the chief of ‘Waris Punjab De’, were also arrested. They were taken to an undisclosed location, the reports added. Thirty-year-old Amritpal Singh, a pro-Khalistan fiery propagator and self-styled preacher, has been running ‘separatist’ propaganda through speeches.
Three cases, including two of delivering hate speeches, have been pending against him. On the radar of Central investigating agencies, he has drawn comparisons to Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale owing to his similar looks and donning a navy blue turban, a white chola, and a sword-sized kirpan.
On February 23, an armed mob led by Amritpal Singh clashed with police and laid siege to a police station near Amritsar, demanding the release of one of their colleagues who had been taken into custody in an alleged kidnapping case. Six policemen were injured in the bloody clash.