Woman who harboured Amritpal in Haryana nabbed: Police
Chandigarh, March 23 (PTI) Haryana Police has arrested a woman who allegedly sheltered Amritpal Singh and his accomplice Babbalpreet Singh at her house in Haryana’s Kurushetra district, an official said on Thursday.
In another development, Punjab police said they have arrested a man who was part of the radical preacher’s personal security outfit.
Tejinder Singh Gill, a resident of Mangewal village in Khanna district of Ludhiana district, was appointed under the protection of Amritpal Singh.
Haryana Police said the nabbed woman has been identified as Baljit Kaur from Shahabad in Kurukshetra district.
“We have arrested the woman who sheltered Amritpal and his accomplice Pappalpreet Singh at her house in Shahabad on Sunday. The woman has been handed over to the Punjab Police,” Superintendent of Police, Kurushetra, Surinder Singh Boria told PTI over phone.
He also said the woman knew Papalpreet Singh for over two years.
Officials said Pappalpreet Singh was considered one of Amritpal Singh’s mentors and worked closely with the radical preacher. The motorcycle ridden by Amritpal Singh was on Saturday when he escaped police crackdown on his clothes.
A two-wheeler was found abandoned near a canal in Jalandhar.
Photographs and CCTV footage posted on social media showed the fugitive using several vehicles including a Mercedes, a Brezza SUV, an Isuzu pick-up, a motorbike and a motorized cart to escape with some of his accomplices.
Punjab Police said efforts are on to nab the absconding preacher and several of his aides and members of his organization have been detained or arrested.
They said Gill, who was part of Amritpal Singh’s security team, was flaunting weapons in pictures and videos on social media without an arms license. An FIR was registered against him under IPC Section 188 (violation of order duly notified by public servant).
Officials said that their investigation has revealed Gill’s involvement in the Ajnala incident and Ajnala police will take separate action against him.
Scores of Amritpal Singh’s supporters besieged the Ajnala police station near Amritsar with swords and guns last month, raising fears that pro-Khalistan militants would return to the state bordering Pakistan to free an associate of the radical preacher. PTI SUN CHS VSD ABH ABH
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