CHANDIGARH: Fugitive Khalistan sympathizer and self-proclaimed preacher Amritpal Singh dodged Punjab Policefor the second day in a row on Sunday, changing vehicles more than once and knocking down several cyclists along the way as his convoy traversed narrow country roads in a bid to get rid of teams following the Mercedes he had been in last spotted.
Waris Punjab From chief amritpal and three others, including an uncle known to be his shadow, are said to have switched to Mercedes after abandoning an Isuzu pickup truck found by Jalandhar Rural Police near the village of Salema, near Mehatpur in the same district. He left the key on the roof of the truck.
Achievement of Amritpal Singh: Head of Waris Punjab De
Amritpal Singh has risen to prominence over the past 6-7 months as a separatist leader, Khalistan sympathizer and radical preacher.
Amritpal was born in 1993 in the village of Jallupur Khera in Amritsar in Punjab. After completing his education up to class 12, Amritpal left India in 2012 to join his uncle’s transport company in Dubai.
Just six months ago, Amritpal was named head of Waris Punjab De, an organization founded by actor-turned-activist Deep Sidhu.
Amritpal underwent an official Sikh baptism at Anandpur Sahib on September 25, 2022, officially becoming an “Amritdhari Sikh”.
Amritpal’s transformation from a clean-shaven carrier in Dubai to a Sikh separatist leader was quite quick. His dress style resembles that of Bhindranwale, and some people call him Bhindranwale 2.0.
Amritpal uses Facebook to promote the cause of Khalistan. He raised a question, wondering why is it wrong for a Sikh to demand Khalistan if defending a Hindu Rashtra is not punished.
During an interview with a Punjabi news channel, Amritpal revealed that he became involved in Sikh activism following the Bargari sacrilege and Behbal Kalan police shooting incidents in 2015.
Three cases have been registered against Amritpal Singh, two of which relate to hate speech and one to kidnapping.
Punjab Police have launched a massive search to arrest Amritpal Singh. While some of Amritpal’s associates have been detained, he remains at large.
Jalandhar (rural) SSP Swarandeep Singh said a .315 caliber gun, 57 real rounds, a walkie-talkie and a kirpan were found in the van. The owner of the vehicle, identified as Manpreet Singh from Anokharwal village in Nawanshahr district, was later arrested. In Amritsar, interrogation of the seven Amritpal associates arrested last Tuesday led cops to another cache of weapons and ammunition including five .12 caliber rifles and 193 rounds.
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A further 34 members and protesters of Waris Punjab De who allegedly attempted to disturb the peace were arrested on Sunday, bringing the number of arrests to date to 112.
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Earlier today, search teams found two abandoned Ford Endeavor SUVs believed to be part of Amritpal’s convoy. Jalandhar Rural Police has registered a new leak case Khalistan sympathizer and his associates in connection with the seizure.
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Jalandhar DIG Swapan Sharma said investigators had received leads that Amritpal had links to the Pakistani ISI and were trying to verify them.