Present Khalistani leader Amritpal Singh before judge: Petition in court
According to the Punjab Police, Amritpal Singh has been absconding for the last 24 hours and has been declared a fugitive.
By Lalit Sharma: A petition has been filed before the Punjab and Haryana High Court to present Amritpal Singh before the court. The petition has been filed by Imaan Singh Khara, the secretary of legal affairs of Waris Punjab De, whose chief is Khalistani leader Amritpal Singh. The high court has for now refused to appoint a warrant officer.
A notice was issued to the Punjab government after the habeas corpus was heard at the residence of the High Court judge. The next hearing will be on Tuesday.
Speaking to India Today TV, Khara said: “Amritpal Singh has not been produced before the court within 24 hours of his arrest. It is impossible for Singh to escape a police convoy of 150 vehicles, like the police are claiming. The Punjab government and the police are trying to hide something. I only believe in the court now; the government has lost all credibility.”
According to the Punjab Police, Amritpal Singh has been absconding for the last 24 hours. He has been declared a fugitive by the state police after a state-wide crackdown on elements of Waris Punjab De on Saturday.
Singh is on the run for the second day today as the Punjab Police launched a massive manhunt to catch him. Amritpal’s ancestral village, Jallu Kheda, has been turned into a fortress and section 144 has been imposed in various districts of the state to prevent protests and violence.
A high alert has been sounded in the state and in neighbouring Himachal Pradesh.