Punjab Police arrested Khalistani sympathiser Amritpal Singh from Moga district on Sunday, who had been on the run since March 18.
Under the National Security Act (NSA), eight of Waris Punjab De’s aides are already being held in Assam’s Dibrugarh.
Amritpal Singh was arrested in Rode village in Moga district, according to the police.
Amritpal posed as Bhindranwale 2.0 in Rode, the hometown of Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale.
According to the Punjab Police, Amritpal Singh has been arrested in Moga, Punjab. Further details will be released soon.
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Waris Punjab De chief’s wife, Kirandeep Kaur, was stopped by immigration officials at the Amritsar airport three days before his arrest, officials said.
Kaur was sent home to Jallupur Khera in the Amritsar district after being questioned by the police.
She has been stopped from leaving the country. She was neither detained nor arrested. Based on the statement given by Senior Superintendent of Police (Amritsar Rural) Satinder Singh, it appears that someone, presumably a woman, was stopped in relation to a case and needed to be questioned.
Kaur’s visa for a limited period in India is about to expire, officials told IANS.
Police had questioned her several times earlier for supporting the late actor-activist, Deep Sidhu’s organization.
Since March 18, a massive manhunt has been launched to find Amritpal Singh, against whom the NSA has been invoked, and a non-bailable warrant issued.
In February, the self-styled preacher married in a simple ceremony after returning from Dubai.
The main associate of Amritpal Singh, Papalpreet Singh, was arrested in Amritsar under the NSA on April 10 and six other cases have also been filed against him.
Khalistani activist called himself a journalist before becoming a media advisor to the radical preacher.
In 2015, he was arrested for alleged links to Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence.