Chandigarh: The Instagram account of Amritpal Singh, the head of Waris Punjab De, has been banned in India on Saturday.
Amritpal had been on the government’s radar after the attack on the police station in Ajnala two days back. There are about 35 accounts on Instagram in the name of Amritpal, out of which the account with Blue Tick has been closed.
Varinder Singh of Chamkaur Sahib in Rupnagar district had lodged a complaint of kidnapping and assault against 30 of his supporters, including Lovepreet Singh and Amritpal, after which Lovepreet and another accused were arrested. One of the accused had already been released by the police, but Amritpal had threatened to stage a sit-in outside the police station on Wednesday to release Lovepreet.
On Thursday, Amritpal along with his supporters reached the police station with the holy saroop of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. When the police tried to stop him, the mob broke barricades and attacked the police station with swords and guns, in which six policemen, including the SP, were injured. After this, they stood outside the police station for hours.
Home Minister was threatened
Amritpal Singh had also threatened Union Home Minister Amit Shah. Amritpal reportedly said Shah’s fate will be similar to that of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. He, however, later claimed that his statement was twisted by the media.
Indira Gandhi was shot dead by her bodyguards in 1984. Shah had said a few days ago that “we have a close watch on Khalistan supporters in Punjab”.