The Punjab police on Monday claimed that Amritpal Singh was trying to form a militia and hinted towards involvement of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Pakistan’s spy agency for the events unfolding in Punjab.
Punjab inspector general of police (IGP) Sukhchain Singh Gill cited the recovery of bulletproof jacket and rifles with ‘AKF’ written on them by stating that Amritpal Singh was trying to create a militia named ‘Anandpur Khalsa Fauj.’
The officer further claimed that they have the a very strong suspicion of an ISI angle, based on the facts and circumstances that have come to light so far.
“We also have a very strong suspicion of foreign funding. Going by the circumstances, it seems that ISI is involved and there is foreign funding as well,” officer added.
While addressing the media, said that 114 elements were arrested for trying to disturb peace and harmony in the state.
“There is peace in the state, situation is stable. There is no law and order situation..Particular action was taken against a few elements of ‘Waris Punjab De’ against whom six criminal cases are registered.” Gill was quoted by ANI.
The officer further informed that four detainees were sent to Dibrugarh, Assam after custody. They are Dalkeet Kalsi, Basant Singh, Harjeet Singh – the uncle of Amritpal Singh is enroute Dibrugarh. He is being taken there,” officer said.
The Punjab Police said that pro-Khalistan preacher’s uncle Harjeet Singh and driver Harpreet Singh surrendered near Bullandpur Gurudwara in Mehatpur area in Jalandhar, on Sunday.
As per police, Harjeet helped Amritpal Singh to take over the accounts of ‘Waris Punjab De’ the organisation earlier set up by signer-activist Deep Sindhu. It was after Sindhu’s death in a road accident that Amritpal became the head of the outfit.