Amritpal Singh Case: According to news agency ANI, a team of Punjab Police arrived at Assam’s Dibrugarh Central Jail on Tuesday with fugitive pro-Khalistani leader Amritpal Singh‘s uncle Harjeet Singh. The Assam Police-escorted team arrived by road from Guwahati around 7.10 a.m. at the Dibrugarh jail, where the other four were brought on Sunday. Daljit Singh Kalsi, Bhagwant Singh, Gurmeet Singh, and ‘Pradhanmantri’ Bajeka are their names.
In the midst of a police crackdown on radical preacher Amritpal Singh and his associates in Punjab, a group of pro-Khalistan protesters attacked and damaged the Indian Consulate in San Francisco, US, on Monday (March 20, 2023). Protesters shouting pro-Khalistan slogans tore down makeshift security barriers erected by city police and placed two so-called Khalistani flags inside the Consulate premises, which were later removed. Soon after, a group of enraged protesters stormed the consulate and began pounding on the door and windows with iron rods.
Assam | ‘Waris Punjab De’ chief Amritpal Singh’s uncle Harjeet Singh brought to Central Jail in Dibrugarh. pic.twitter.com/evFjZwy7T6
— ANI (@ANI) March 21, 2023
However, the police have yet to reveal the identity of the person arrested. Harjit Singh and Amritpal’s driver, Harpreet Singh, handed themselves in late Sunday night in Punjab.
The Punjab Police on Monday raised the possibility of a “ISI angle” in invoking the National Security Act against five men connected to radical preacher Amritpal Singh, whose uncle and driver surrendered amid a state-wide crackdown on his “Waris Punjab De” group.
Harjit Singh, who officials say assisted his nephew in gaining control of the accounts of “Waris Punjab De,” is one of the five people charged with the NSA, which allows for the detention of anyone who threatens national security or public order.
India expressed its “strong protest” at the vandalism of the property of the Consulate General of India in San Francisco during a meeting with the US Charge d’Affaires in New Delhi.
“The US government was reminded of its fundamental obligation to safeguard diplomatic representation. It was asked to take appropriate measures to prevent similar incidents from occurring again “The Indian Ministry of External Affairs issued an official statement.