Radical preacher Amritpal and accomplices are the targets of a new FIR for having illegal firearms
According to a senior police official, radical preacher Amritpal Singh and several of his friends were the subject of a brand-new FIR that was filed on Sunday in relation to their possession of illegal firearms.
Satinder Singh, the senior superintendent of police for Amritsar Rural, said that seven of Amritpal's colleagues had been detained for violating the Arms Act. Amritpal was the target of a significant raid on Saturday by the Punjab Police, which resulted in the arrest of 78 members of an organisation he led.
But Amritpal, whose cavalcade was stopped by the police on Saturday in the Jalandhar area, is still on the run.
In the February 23 Ajnala incident, police had already filed a FIR against Amritpal and his companions.
Addressing to media in Amritsar on Sunday, the SSP said that police had detained seven of the purported Sikh preacher's companions on Saturday near Mehatpur.
The policeman said that they were a member of Amritpal's convoy.
He said that six unlawful 12 bore firearms and some illegal ammunition had been recovered.
The SSP said in reference to the arrest of seven suspects on Saturday night, "Amritpal is the main culprit in a new FIR that was filed last night under the Guns Act. Also, all seven are charged in this new FIR."