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Amritpal Singh surrenders before Punjab police, arrested in Moga

After a month-long chase, Waris Punjab De leader Amritpal Singh surrendered before the Punjab police and was arrested from the Moga district on Sunday morning.

After a month-long chase, Waris Punjab De leader Amritpal Singh surrendered before the Punjab police and was arrested from the Moga district on Sunday morning.

Details about the arrest will be shared later, the police wrote in a tweet.

ANI tweeted a photo of Singh in custody saying it had been shared by official sources. The news agency also posted visuals of the gurudwara in Moga where he was arrested.

In a video purportedly shot in the gurudwara, Singh can be seen saying that he will surrender.

“He is an NSA [National Security Act] subject and will be taken to Dibrugarh [in Assam],” an unidentified police officer told PTI news agency.

Eight of Singh’s aides are already in custody in Dibrugarh under the draconian National Security Act.

The Sikh preacher Amritpal Singh who is a Khalistan sympathiser has been absconding since March 18, when the Punjab Police began a crackdown against his organisation, Waris Punjab De. The crackdown started days after he and his supporters stormed a police station in Amritsar on February 23 following the arrest of one of the preacher’s aides.

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