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Hunt for WPD chief: Search operation enters 3rd day; 112 held, Amritpal Singh still at large

Hunt for WPD chief: Punjab Police on Monday continued the search for ‘fugitive’ pro-Khalistan leader Amritpal Singh. Punjab Police said that efforts are on to arrest Waris Punjab De chief. (Hunt for WPD chief) “During the ongoing operations against the elements of Waris Punjab De and persons attempting to disturb peace and harmony in the […]

Edited By : Divya Richa | Updated: Mar 21, 2023 11:47 IST
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Security stepped up in Punjab on Monday
Security stepped up in Punjab on Monday

Hunt for WPD chief: Punjab Police on Monday continued the search for ‘fugitive’ pro-Khalistan leader Amritpal Singh. Punjab Police said that efforts are on to arrest Waris Punjab De chief. (Hunt for WPD chief)

“During the ongoing operations against the elements of Waris Punjab De and persons attempting to disturb peace and harmony in the state, another 34 arrests were made throughout the state on Sunday. A total of 112 people have been arrested so far,” Punjab Police said.

Punjab Police on the third day of the crackdown against the pro-khalistani leader and Waris Punjab De chief Amrit Pal Singh.

The Spokesperson said that during the ongoing search operations, an abandoned ISUZU vehicle bearing registration number PB10FW 6797 has been recovered from village Salina, Police Station Mehatpur, district Jalandhar Rural. The said vehicle was used by Fugitive Amritpal while police were on the chase. A .315 bore rifle along with 57 live cartridges, a sword and a walkie-talkie set has been recovered from the abandoned vehicle, he said, adding that, the vehicle is owned by Manpreet Singh of village Anokharwal, SBS Nagar, who has been arrested.

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The spokesperson further said that strict action as per law will be taken if anyone is found spreading fake news, rumours and hate speech. All citizens, media persons and social media platform intermediaries are requested to act in a responsible manner and to fact-check the authenticity of the content being shared by them on various social media, electronic media and print media platforms, he added.

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He also appealed to the citizens not to pay attention to any fake news and rumours and to fact-check authenticity from the police. All mischievous elements attempting to disrupt peace and harmony in the state shall be dealt with strictly, he added. He further assured Punjab Police is committed to maintaining law & order and rule of law in the state.

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First published on: Mar 20, 2023 07:05 AM IST

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