Chandigarh: Punjab Police have filed a challan in the court of Bikramjit Singh in Baba Bakala Sahib in a case registered against 12 associates involved in the Khalsa Wahir (religious march) of Waris Punjab De chief Amritpal Singh at Khilchian Police Station in Amritsar.
Accused will be trial under sections 279 (rash driving), 506 (threatening to kill), 336 (causing hurt by act endangering life) and 186 (obstructing public servant from discharge of his duty).
The judge listed the matter for further hearing on May 29. A case was registered against Amritpal Singh and his associates on March 18, 2023.
However, the names of Amritpal Singh, Harjeet Singh and Papalpreet Singh have not been included in the challan presented in the court of Baba Bakala Sahib as they are currently lodged in Dibrugarh jail in Assam under the National Security Act (NSA).
On March 18, when the police of Khilchian police station tried to stop Amritpal Singh and his associates during Khalsa Wahir, the accused drove away the vehicle and tried to run over the policemen. The policemen escaped unhurt. Instead of cooperating with the police, they fled, police said.
Earlier, a team of the board constituted under the NSA reached Dibrugarh jail in Assam to meet Amritpal Singh and his associates. The team asked different questions to Amritpal Singh, Papalpreet Singh and their associates and also recorded their statements.
Amritpal and his associates had alleged that it was wrong to impose NSA on them. He had filed a petition in the court regarding this. A board was constituted under the chairmanship of retired Justice Shabihul Hasnain to investigate this.
The board includes Punjab Police IG Rakesh Agarwal, Suvir Siokand, and Divyanshu Jain.
Papalpreet was arrested by the police on April 10 while Amritpal Singh was arrested on April 23 from Gurdwara Sahib in Rode village of Jarnail Singh Bhindranwala.