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Crackdown against Amritpal: Jammu police detain 2 for having "links" with key aide of pro-Khalistan leader
Jammu: Jammu police on Saturday said they have detained two people in connection with the ongoing manhunt for fugitive Amritpal Singh who continues to evade police for the 8th consecutive day.
On March 18, Punjab Police launched an operation against Amritpal and his aides. According to the police, the accused identified as Amrik Singh, a resident of RS Pura, and his wife Paramjit Kour were detained for reportedly having links with Papalpreet Singh, a key aide of Amritpal Singh.
The accused duo were handed over to Punjab police later, an officer of Jammu police said.
Meanwhile, an alert has been sounded in Uttarakhand over the possibility of absconding pro-Khalistan preacher Amritpal Singh entering the State, informed Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) V Murugesan on Saturday morning.
Murugesan added that he had received inputs from the Punjab Police that the Khalistan supporter who fled from Punjab, may enter Uttarakhand from Haryana.
He told ANI that checking and monitoring are being done and an alert has been kept at the possible places.
The police official said that the district police have also been alerted and that the border has also been placed under an alert.
On Friday, an alert was issued in the Dehradun, Haridwar and Udham Singh Nagar districts of Uttarakhand as a precaution in view of the possibility of Amritpal Singh entering the state.
On Friday, teams of Delhi Police and Punjab Police launched a search operation for Amritpal Singh in Delhi and its border in view of the possibility of him entering the national capital.
Delhi Police said that the head of the pro-Khalistani outfit Waris Punjab De is suspected of having left the national capital.
According to sources, Delhi Police and Punjab Police were conducting a search operation in Delhi and its borders after receiving intelligence inputs of a sighting of Khalistan sympathiser Amritpal at Delhi's ISBT bus terminal.
Intelligence inputs had suggested that he may be disguised as a sadhu. Papalpreet Singh is accompanying Amritpal Singh, sources said.
The Punjab Police had expressed doubts about Amritpal entering the Delhi border using any vehicle other than a bus. Following the input, Delhi Police went on alert mode and are trying to track Amritpal's movements.
On March 18, Punjab Police launched an operation against Amritpal and his aides. The crackdown came almost over three weeks after Amritpal's supporters clashed with uniformed personnel at the Ajnala police station on February 23, on the outskirts of Amritsar, demanding the release of one of his close aides, Lovepreet Toofan. (ANI)