Moga: Radical preacher Amritpal Singh was arrested on Sunday from the Moga district of Punjab, according to police sources.
A senior police official confirmed the arrest and stated that Singh will be transferred to Dibrugarh jail in Assam, as he is a subject of the National Security Act (NSA). The Punjab Police had already invoked the NSA against Singh, who is known to be a sympathizer of the Khalistan movement.
Singh had been on the run since March 18 when the police launched a crackdown against him and his aides. On that day, the police conducted a major operation against Singh and members of his organization, ‘Waris Punjab De.’
Singh and his associates were charged under several criminal cases, including spreading disharmony among classes, attempting to murder, attacking police personnel, and obstructing public servants from performing their lawful duties.
The arrest of Amritpal Singh marks a significant victory for the police in their efforts to crack down on radical elements in the region. The Khalistan movement, which advocates for a separate Sikh state in India, has been a cause of concern for authorities for several years now.
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