India’s international borders on alert amid Amritpal Singh hunt: report
NEW DELHI: International borders including Nepal and Pakistan have been put on alert after the central government sent a message to the Border Security Force (BSF) and Sashastra Seema Pal (SSP) on suspicion of possible escape of Waris Punjab D chief Amritpal Singh. Country.
Amid the manhunt against Khalistani leader Amritpal Singh, the MHA has asked both the Border Security Force (BSF) and Sashastra Seema Pal (SSP) to keep their forces deployed along the international border on high alert. On the fourth day, Tuesday, top government sources said.
All major border outposts along the international borders with Nepal, Punjab and Bangladesh and border units of the BSF and SSB stationed there have been alerted by intelligence inputs that Amritpal Singh may flee the country. The arrest, said a source on condition of anonymity.
Pictures of Amritpal Singh have also been circulated at these key exit points along international borders to prevent the radical Sikh preacher from leaving the country, the source said.
Both the paramilitary forces have already sent all necessary inputs to their field units along with photographs of Amritpal Singh – with and without the turban, a senior official said.
The operation entered its fourth day on Tuesday amid a massive crackdown by the Punjab Police against Waris Punjab D President Amritpal Singh. Amritpal Singh has been declared an absconder by the Punjab Police. While Amritpal Singh’s uncle Harjit Singh and driver Harpreet Singh have surrendered to the Jalandhar police, the radical preacher is still absconding. The Punjab government has also extended the suspension of mobile internet and SMS services.
The Punjab government on Saturday launched a major crackdown against Amritpal Singh, with police arresting 78 members of an outfit he led.
The police action comes a day before the start of Amritbal’s ‘Khalsa Wahir’ – a religious procession – from Muktsar district.
However, the elusive preacher escaped their trap when his cavalry was intercepted in Jalandhar district even as authorities stepped up security at several places in Punjab.
An FIR was registered against Amritpal Singh and his supporters for breaching a police checkpost and recovering a firearm from a vehicle found in Jalandhar village.
Punjab Inspector General Sukhsain Singh Gill said, “We strongly suspect an ISI angle and foreign funding in ‘Waris Punjab D’.”
He also said that a total of 114 people have been arrested since the start of the crackdown.