Booked under NSA, Amritpal Singh faces a slew of charges
A look at the date-wise list of cases against the self-styled preacher, Amritpal Singh, who was on the run for 36 days.
Amritpal Singh, chief of Waris Punjab De, who was arrested Sunday morning, has been booked under the stringent National Security Act (NSA) and faces over half-a-dozen charges such as attempt to murder, abduction and extortion.
The first case against Amritpal was registered on February 16 for kidnapping and assault of a person. Subsequently, he was charged with attempt to murder after he and his followers stormed the Ajnala police station complex on February 23, and injured several policemen as they tried to free an aide arrested for abduction.
Here is the date-wise list of cases against the self-styled preacher who was on the run for 36 days.
Amritpal and others were booked in a kidnapping, assault and criminal intimidation, apart from other offences under the Indian Penal Code at Ajnala police station.
Amritpal and others booked in a case of attempt to murder and assault on police at Ajnala police station after they stormed into Ajnala police station to free Lovepreet Singh Toofan, who was arrested by police on February 17 in connection with February 16 FIR and who Amritpal said was falsely arrested implicated in the case. Toofan was subsequently released. After keeping it under wraps, the police disclosed about the February 24 FIR only on March 18, when it began the crackdown against Amritpal and his aides.
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