Amritpal Singh’s Aide Had Links With Ex Pak Army Chief’s Son: Sources
NEW DELHI: As the hunt for Amritpal Singh continues, intelligence agencies say they have discovered a new Pakistani link with the separatists.
According to reports, Amritpal Singh’s financier Daljit Kalsi is close to the son of Pakistan’s former army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa.
They said Kalsi was associated with Dubai-based Saad Bajwa. He is believed to have been in Dubai for two months.
Khalistani terrorist Landa Harike is said to have arranged for Khalsi to stay in Dubai.
According to sources, there is evidence that he was in touch with Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence or ISI.
Kalsi is said to be associated with a gang close to the Bambiha gang and close to gangster Neeraj Bhawania, who is in Delhi’s Tihar Jail.
Kalsi set up an office in Delhi some time ago and worked as an agent for modeling or film contracts in Punjab.
According to sources, he is a close friend and confidant of Amritpal.
Amritpal Singh, a 30-year-old radical Sikh preacher, has been plying around in various vehicles in disguise, dodging police and security forces who have been searching for him and his ‘Waris Punjab D’ members since March 18.
Intelligence agencies believe that Amritpal Singh was involved in various “illegal activities” including procuring weapons from Pakistan through the ISI, which was allegedly involved in an attempt to divide Punjab on communal lines.
Amritpal Singh, head of the militant outfit “Waris Punjab De”, claims to be a disciple of Khalistani separatist and terrorist Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, and his supporters call him “Bhindranwale 2.0”.
More than 100 people have been arrested and a strict National Security Act has been placed on his close aides.
Pictures posted on social media place him in different cities.
Recent reports suggest that Amritpal Singh may have fled to Nepal.
Nepal has put him on its watch list after India asked its neighbors to arrest him if he tries to flee to a third country using an Indian passport or any other fake passport.