Assam: Amritpal Singh’s Four aides shifted to Dibrugarh Central Jail

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma called the move "police-to-police cooperation," and said that it was completely the call of Punjab Police.

DIBRUGARH- Amidst a crackdown on pro-Khalistan ‘Waris Punjab De’ chief Amritpal Singh, four of his arrested aides have been moved to Dibrugarh in Assam on Sunday.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma called the move “police-to-police cooperation,” and said that it was completely the call of Punjab Police.

Talking to reporters in Dibrugarh, Tejbir Singh Hundal of Punjab Police, the SP Investigation in Hoshiarpur,  said that four persons have been shifted to Assam. He refused to divulge the names of the persons when asked, saying it will be disclosed later. He confirmed that the arrested persons will be kept at Dibrugarh Central Jail.

Security has been tightened at the jail, and additional Assam police forces have been deployed apart from the regular jail guards.

Dibrugarh Deputy Commissioner (DC) and Superintendent of Police (SP) received the four aides of Amritpal Singh at Mohanbari Airport with high security.

The development comes after the Punjab Police launched a massive statewide cordon and search operation against members of the Waris Punjab De outfit, against whom several cases stand registered.

On March 18, Amritpal Singh was declared a fugitive, and his two cars were seized and gunmen nabbed. The Punjab Police are checking if the firearms of his security escorts were procured legally.

 Amritpal Singh was a supporter of Deep Sidhu and actively participated in online campaigns and scissions with the pro-Khalistani late actor-turned-activist Sidhu who had founded Waris Punjab De in 2021. After Sidhu died in a road accident, Amritpal Singh took over the organisation. At that time, he was in Dubai. He returned to India in September 2022 and officially took charge of the organisation. Since then, his rise has been seen in a similar timeline to the rise of Khalistani terrorist Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale in the late 1980s.


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