Amritpal Singh, first address the gathering in Gurudwara in Moga and then surrendered before Punjab police in Moga. Confirming the arrest, Punjab Police asked people to maintain peace and not spread false news.
In the meantime, police tweeted “Urge citizens to maintain peace and harmony, don’t share any fake news, always verify and share.” Special aircraft carrying Amritpal Singh has landed at Assam’s Dibrugarh airport. He will be taken to Dibrugarh jail where eight of his associates, including main aide Papalpreet Singh, are already being held under the National Security Act, which allows detention up to a year without any charge.
He was on the run since March 18 after the Punjab police launched a crackdown following the storming of the Ajnala police station by his supporters to secure the release of an arrested associate. Recently, his wife was stopped at the Amritsar airport by immigration officials while she was trying to board a flight to London.
Amritpal Singh married UK-based Kirandeep Kaur in February this year. Those who try to disturb peace and harmony will face action as per law, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said on Sunday, hours after radical preacher Amritpal Singh was arrested.Mann also thanked the people of Punjab for maintaining peace in the state during an over 30-day-long hunt for Amritpal.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Saurabh Bharadwaj lauded the work done by the Punjab police and said that everything will be further done legally. “This is a great achievement for the Punjab police and the government. Punjab is a sensitive state and the entire operation against Amritpal was done keeping in view that the situation should not worsen. The people in the state do not want violence but peace and harmony,” he said.
National Security Act (NSA) warrants were issued against Amritpal Singh and those warrants have been executed this morning, said Punjab’s Inspector General of Police (IGP), Headquarters, Sukhchain Singh Gill after ‘Waris Punjab De’ chief’s arrest.