Guwahati: Fugitive ‘Waris Punjab De’ chief Amritpal Singh was brought to Dibrugarh Central jail on Sunday amid high security.
He was brought to Dibrugarh jail with eleven numbers of police convoy.
He was brought in a charter flight from Bhatinda and he landed at Dibrugarh airport on 2.20 pm and he reached Dibrugarh Central jail at 2.35 pm.
Twelve more CCTVs are installed in Dibrugarh Central Jail. Earlier 57 numbers of CCTVs were installed in the jail for security reasons.
According to reports, Amritpal Singh was arrested from Rhode village in Punjab’s Moga’s on early Sunday morning.
Punjab Police arrested Amritpal Singh after he surrendered before cops at Gurdwara Janam Asthan Sant Khalsa of Rode village.
He has been arrested under the National Security Act (NSA).
On April 21, Amritpal Singh’s wife Kirandeep Kaur was stopped from boarding a flight to London at the Sri Guru Ram Dass International Airport and sent back to her husband’s home in Amritsar’s Jallupur Khera.
Before his arrest, Amritpal Singh addressed a gathering at the Gurdwara in Rode village of Moga district before his arrest.
At least six cases were registered against him in Amritsar Rural and Jalandhar Rural police districts.
Amritpal had been absconding since March 18, the day on which a huge crackdown was launched against him and his associates in Punjab.
Nine pro-Khalistan members of ‘Waris Punjab De’ were lodged in Dibrugarh jail, who were all arrested in Punjab after the massive operation against Amritpal Singh, chief of ‘Waris Punjab De’ a radical group.
Daljeet Singh Kalsi, Papalpreet Singh, Kulwant Singh Dhaliwal, Varinder Singh Johal, Gurmeet Singh Bukkanwala, Harjit Singh, Bhagwant Singh, Basant Singh and Gurinderpal Singh Aujla are lodged at Dibrugarh Central Jail under the National Security Act (NSA) were lodged in Dibrugarh Central Jail.
On April 20, family members of Daljit Singh Kalsi’s arrived in Dibrugarh Central jail and met Daljit, who was lodged in Dibrugarh Central jail since March 19, 2023.
Daljit Kalsi’s wife Narinder Kaur (Neeru Kalsi) met her husband along with her son Simarjeet Kalsi (Sunny) in Dibrugarh Central Jail.
On April 19, a five member team of Advisory board under NSA arrived at Dibrugarh from Punjab and met the nine detainees of ‘Waris Punjab De’.
According to reports, the team headed by it’s Chairperson Retired justice Shabihul Hasnain consists of
Suveer Sheokand, (member), Divanshu Jain, (Member), Rakesh Agarwal, IPS, IGP, CI, Punjab and Rupinder Kaur Bhatti, SP, CI, Punjab.
Dibrugarh Central jail was constructed in 1859-60 by then British government in 47 bighas of land(76,203.19 sq metres). The jail was in the eastern most part of India and one of the oldest jail in the northeast.
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