The Haryana Police increase vehicle inspections at the Punjab border in their search for Amritpal
Amritpal Singh, a militant Sikh preacher and supporter of Khalistan, is being sought in Punjab, therefore Haryana has stepped up vehicle inspections at the border with the neighbouring state.
Amritpal was the target of a significant raid on Saturday by the Punjab Police, who also shut off internet and SMS till Monday at noon. It has detained 78 members of his organisation, "Punjab Waris De," including him.
Ambala police have been placed on high alert along the Shambhu border with Punjab, according to authorities on Sunday.
They said that more checkpoints had been put up and that several police officers had been stationed there.
They said that police are keeping a close eye on things and have increased vehicle inspections in a few other districts as well, including Kurukshetra, Kaithal, and Sirsa, which share borders with Punjab.
Ambala police are overseen by CIA-1. The Haryana-Punjab border is close to Shambhu, and Harjinder Singh who went there stated the atmosphere is calm and tranquil although police are keeping a monitor.
Security forces in Punjab held flag marches at a number of locations, including Amritsar, Jalandhar, and Ludhiana.
Dubai-returned Amritpal was appointed the organization's leader last year. Waris Punjab De was started by actor and activist Deep Sidhu, who passed away in a car accident in February of that year.
In an altercation with police last month, Amritpal and his supporters—some of whom were armed with swords and firearms—broke past barriers to enter the Ajnala police station on the outskirts of Amritsar City. They were there to demand the release of one of his aides. In the event, six cops suffered injuries.
On February 23, Punjab Police filed a FIR in relation to the incident.