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Punjab Police Unable To Nab Amritpal Singh

By Linus Garg
First publised on 2023-03-20 02:19:14

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It is disturbing that despite launching a massive operation to arrest Waris Punjab De chief Amritpal Singh, Punjab Police failed in their attempt and he managed to give them the slip. Reports suggest that Singh escaped on a motorcycle (some reports say that a car was used initially which was later abandoned for a bike) when his cavalcade was stopped. It is even more disturbing that the police have not been able to trace him even after 48 hours despite a state-wide manhunt with sealing of borders. If Singh escaped and if the whole area has been sealed off to prevent him from fleeing the district and eventually the state, then why has he not been apprehended till now?

Knowing the ways of Amritpal Singh (his supporters had used the Sikh holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib, as a shield to prevent the police from taking any action against them when they stormed the police station in Ajnala to free an associate just a month back), Punjab Police should have taken extra precaution in the bid to arrest such a high profile accused. That his cavalcade was stopped only from the front with no backup at the rear was surprising. If Singh managed to escape, it means that the rear was left open, which should not have happened.

If they do not manage to trace and arrest him soon, there is no saying where he might flee and in what disguise. The best option for the cops is to arrest him in Punjab for if he manages to flee (already, there are some reports that suggest that he might crossover to Nepal), then they might not be able to lay their hands on him soon and he will continue with his nefarious activities from abroad. As Punjab Police intensify the hunt for Singh, it is hoped that they will arrest him soon and crush the resurgent Khalistani movement in the bud.