Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Tuesday told the Punjab and Haryana High Court that the police were very close to the arrest of separatist leader Amritpal Singh.
The government said Amritpal Singh was not in police custody. After this, the court has ordered the government to file an affidavit in this regard.
Apart from this, the petitioner’s lawyer has also been directed to produce evidence of Amritpal Singh being in police custody. The matter will be heard next on March 29.
Another CCTV footage of Amritpal Singh
Meanwhile, a new purported CCTV footage of Delhi has surfaced. It is claimed that Amritpal Singh was seen without a turban to avoid the police. He was wearing sunglasses and a denim jacket. His associate Papalpreet Singh is also seen in the CCTV clip.
Both were wearing masks to hide their identity. This CCTV video of Delhi is from March 21. The Punjab Police had initiated action against Amritpal and members of his organisation ‘Waris Punjab De’ in Punjab on March 18 and Amritpal has been on the run since then.
It is being said in media reports that Amritpal Singh and Papalpreet Singh came to Delhi via Kurukshetra district of Haryana.