Chandigarh: An unusual development is unfolding amidst a major coordinated action against Khalistani separatist leader Amritpal Singh, top sources in the Punjab Police said.
According to sources, top officials of the Punjab Police have expressed apprehension that Amritpal may have fled to Nepal. He said activity along the Indo-Nepal border has increased and security has been tightened further.
Sources are also claiming that Amritpal will soon be in the custody of the police, for which efforts are being made by the police to tighten the noose.
Along with this, four of Amritpal’s arrested associates have been sent to Dibrugarh in Upper Assam by a special plane. They will be lodged in Dibrugarh Central Jail.
A 27-member team of the Punjab Police, including its Inspector General of Prisons, was also involved with the hardline leader’s associates. Dibrugarh district collector and local superintendent of police welcomed the high security team at Mohanbari airport.
Dibrugarh Central Jail is one of the oldest prisons in north-east India. It has strong security arrangements and was used to house top militants during the peak of ULFA militancy in Assam.