The hunt for pro-Khalistani leader Amritpal Singh continues as the police bring more suspects into custody. On Monday night, another prisoner, suspected to be Singh’s uncle Harjit Singh, was flown from Punjab to Assam and then transferred to Dibrugarh under heavy security. Sources suggest that two more pro-Khalistani leaders will be brought to Dibrugarh today, although their identities are unknown at this time.
This latest crackdown comes a month after Singh and his followers stormed a police station with weapons, injuring six police officers. The Punjab government has faced criticism for the law and order situation in the state, and 112 of Singh’s supporters have been arrested so far.
To aid in the hunt for Singh, the Punjab government has extended the suspension of mobile internet and SMS services until Tuesday noon, although broadband services remain available to ensure that essential services are not disrupted.
Four of Singh’s aides were brought to Dibrugarh on Sunday, where they are currently being held in the Central Jail. The police are conducting flag marches and searches throughout the state as they work to apprehend Singh.