NEW DELHI: The Punjab Police on Saturday appealed to the people to not believe in rumours circulating on social media surrounding absconding Khalistani preacher Amritpal Singh. The Police also blamed rumour mongers based in United Kingdom, United States and Canada for spreading fake news on social media.
Gulneet Khurana, SSP Bathinda, said, “It is our appeal that people must not believe the fake information about the arrest of Amritpal Singh which is being spread on social media. Whenever an arrest is made, information will be given by police through a press conference.”
Khurana blamed “A few people sitting in UK, USA, and Canada” for spreading false news on social media that Amritpal is being tortured. He added that, 2 BSF companies with policemen & 140 security personnel from Bahadurgarh are currently deployed In Bathinda to ensure peace..
The ‘Waris Punjab De’ chief Amritpal Singh continued to remain elusive as the cops carried on a huge manhunt for this radical preacher. A new CCTV footage from Patiala now shows him in a shirt, pant and jacket walking down the streets on March 19.
Earlier, police accessed CCTV footage that had shown him travelling in a bike after he changed his attire in a gurudwara. He was then spotted travelling on a three-wheeler motorised cart and then walking under an umbrella in Haryana's Kurukshetra. Cops suspect that Amritpal Singh would have fled from Haryana to Uttarkhand but the trail has gone cold.
In a related development, the Uttarakhand Police had to refute information about any National Investigation Team reaching the state and starting any kind of action involving the search operation for Amritpal Singh, according to reports.
The police teams from Delhi and Punjab were in a tizzy as they also carried out a search operation in the national capital over intelligence inputs that Amritpal Singh was at Delhi's ISBT terminal in the disguise of a ‘sadhu’. The lead also turned out to be a cold one.
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