— ACCUSED HAS BEEN DETAINED UNDER NATIONAL SECURITY ACT, SAYS IGP SUKHCHAIN GILL
— PUNJAB POLICE COMMITTED TO MAKE PUNJAB A SAFE & SECURE STATE AS PER VISION OF CM BHAGWANT MANN
CHANDIGARH/AMRITSAR, April 10:
In a major breakthrough, Punjab Police arrested the main associate of Amritpal Singh identified as Papalpreet Singh from Kathunangal area of Amritsar on Monday, said Inspector General of Police (IGP) Headquarters Dr Sukhchain Singh Gill. The accused has been detained under the National Security Act (NSA), he added.
IGP Sukhchain Gill, who was addressing a press conference at Punjab Police Headquarters here in Chandigarh, said that Police teams were working on some vital clues amidst the ongoing special operation.
“Punjab Police under instructions of Hon’ble Chief Minister Punjab Bhagwant Mann and with the guidance of DGP Punjab Gaurav Yadav have taken a very effective step after Amritsar Rural Police have arrested Papalpreet Singh, who is main associate of Amritpal Singh,” the IGP said, who was accompanied by DIG Border Range Narinder Bhargav.
He said that accused Papalpreet Singh was wanted by the Punjab Police in six criminal cases. Further legal action will be taken in accordance with the law, he added.
Meanwhile, IGP Sukhchain Singh Gill appealed to all Punjabis to continue maintaining peace and harmony in the state and not to pay any heed to fake news and rumours. He asserted that the law & order situation is completely under control and totally stable.