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Know about criminal cases that led to crackdown on Khalistan sympathiser Amritpal Singh

It all started with registration of kidnapping and assault case lodged against him by Varinder Singh of Chamkaur Sahib

Know about criminal cases that led to crackdown on Khalistan sympathiser Amritpal Singh

Punjab Police and paramilitary jawans conduct flag march to maintain law and order situation in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo: Himanshu Mahajan



Tribune News Service

PK Jaiswar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, March 20

Amritpal Singh, Kahlistan sympathiser and head of Waris Punjab De organization, has been facing four criminal cases including spreading hatred and disharmony among classes, murder bid and assault on police officials.

It all started with the registration of kidnapping and assault case lodged against him by Varinder Singh, a resident of Chamkaur Sahib in Ropar district, on February 16 at Ajnala police station here.

On Sunday, three fresh cases under Arms act and rash driving were slapped against him and his aides with Amritsar and Jalandhar police taking the number to six.

Varinder lodged a complaint with Ajnala police accusing Amritpal and his supporters for abducting him from outside Damdami Taksal at Ajnala. He told the police that he was kidnapped in a black coloured Isuzu SUV. He had alleged that the accused took him to a tubewell in Jandiala Guru where Amritpal and his armed supporters were also present. He alleged that he was beaten black and blue with wooden sticks by Amritpal’s supporters. They threatened that they had all the details of his family members living here and abroad and in case he lodged a police complaint, they would be eliminated. He also accused them of stanching his two phones and purse.

Following his complaint, a case under Sections 365 (kidnapping), 379-B (2) (causing hurt while committing snatching), 323 (voluntarily causes hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation) and other relevant of IPC was registered at Ajnala police station. Besides Amritpal, the police had booked Bikramjit Singh, Pappalpreet Singh, Gurpreet Singh, Fauji Rode and 20 unknown persons.

Two days later, the police nabbed Amritpal’s aide Lovepreet Singh alias Toofan, a resident of Tibri in Gurdaspur. His arrest infuriated Amritpal who alleged that the police had falsely implicated him in the case as there was no evidence of his presence at the spot. He also accused the police of registering false FIR and threatened to ghero Ajnala police seeking Lovepreet’s release and cancellation of FIR against them.

On February 24, Amritpal, along with hundreds of his armed supporters brandishing swords and firearms, stormed into the Ajnala police station while breaking the barricades and clashed with the police teams. Six cops, including former international hockey player and Superintendent of Police Jugraj Singh, were injured in the attack.

Acceding to their demands, the police formed a SIT to probe into the FIR while releasing Lovepreet Singh Toofan from Amritsar Central Jail. The police station gherao continued till next day when Toofan was released.

Following the incident, though the police registered an FIR against Amritpal Singh and his associates on February 26, but it was swept under the carpet. The police officials remained in denial mode over registration of FIR in Ajnala incident.

On Sunday, the SSP confirmed that the case was registered on the very next day of the Ajnala incident.

Yesterday, during the crackdown and cordon and search operation launched in the entire state against Amritpal and his associates, the police registered two FIRs--one in Amritsar and one in Jalandhar.

In fresh FIR in Amritsar, Amritpal and his associates were booked under Arms Act and other relevant Sections of IPC following seizures of eight illegal weapons and ammunition from his seven accomplices arrested from Mehatpura area in Jalandhar on Saturday. In Jalandhar, another FIR under Arms Act was registered following seizure of firearm and ammunition in Isuzu SUV seized from Shahkot in Jalandhar yesterday.  

Two cases of spreading hatred was registered with Division B police in Amritsar city and Baghapurana police station in Moga on February 22.

Cases registered against Amritpal

February 16: Ajnala police book Amritpal and his accomplices for kidnapping and assaulting Varinder Singh of Chamkaur Sahib.

February 22: Division B police book Amritpal for spreading hatred.

February 22: Baghapurana police book Amritpal for disharmony among classes.

February 24: Ajnala police book him and his armed followers for murder bid, assault on police after storming of Ajnala police station.

March 18: Khalchian police have booked him along with his other associates under Arms Act and IPC.

March 19: Jalandhar police book him for rash driving.

 

 

 

 

 

How a kidnapping and assault case led to crackdown on Khalistan sympathiser Amritpal Singh

On February 15, Varinder Singh, of Chamkaur Sahib in Ropar, had lodged a police complaint accusing Amritpal and his supporters of abducting and assaulting him

 

PK Jaiswar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, March 20

 

While a massive crackdown and search operation continues to arrest Khalistan sympathiser and ‘Waris Punjab De’ head Amritpal Singh, it all started with the kidnapping and assault case registered against him on February 15 at Ajnala police station here.

On February 15, Varinder Singh, a resident of Chamkaur Sahib in Ropar, lodged a complaint with Ajnala police accusing Amritpal and his supporters for abducting him from outside Damdami Taksal at Ajnala. He told the police that he was abducted in a black coloured Isuzu SUV. He had alleged that the accused took him to a tubewell in Jandiala Guru where Amritpal and his armed supporters were also present.

Varinder alleged he was beaten black and blue with wooden sticks by Amritpal’s supporters. They threatened that they had all the details of his family members living here and abroad and in case he lodged a complaint, they would be eliminated, he alleged. He also accused them of stanching his two phones and wallet.

Following his complaint, a case under Sections 365 (kidnapping), 379-B (2) (causing hurt while committing snatching), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 506 (criminal intimidation) and other relevant IPC was registered at Ajnala police station. Besides Amritpal, the police had booked Bikramjit Singh, Pappalpreet Singh, Gurpreet Singh, Fauji Rode and 20 unknown persons.

Two days later, the police nabbed Amritpal’s aide Lovepreet Singh alias Toofan, a resident of Tibri in Gurdaspur. His arrest infuriated Amritpal, who alleged that the police had falsely implicated in the case as he was not present at the spot. He also accused the police of registering false FIR and threatened to ghero Ajnala police seeking Lovepreet’s release and cancellation of FIR against them.

On February 24, Amritpal, along with his hundreds of armed supporters brandishing swords and firearms stormed into the Ajnala police station while breaking the barricades and clashed with the police teams. Six cops, including former international hockey player and Superintendent of Police Jugraj Singh, were injured in the attack.

Acceding to their demands, the police formed a SIT to probe into the FIR while releasing Lovepreet Singh Toofan from Amritsar Central Jail. The police station's gherao continued till the next day when Toofan was released.

Following the incident, the police registered an FIR against Amritpal Singh and his associates on February 26, but it was brushed under the carpet. The police officials remained in denial mode over registration of FIR in the Ajnala incident. On Sunday, the SSP confirmed that the case was registered on the very next day of the Ajnala incident.

Yesterday, during the crackdown and cordon and search operation launched in the entire state, the police registered three FIRs--two in Amritsar and two in Jalandhar.

In fresh FIR in Amritsar, Amritpal and his associates were booked under Arms Act following seizures of eight illegal weapons and ammunition from his seven accomplices arrested from Mehatpura area in Jalandhar on Saturday. In Jalandhar, another FIR under Arms Act was registered following seizure of firearm and ammunition in Isuzu seized from Shahkot in Jalandhar yesterday.  

Earlier, Amritpal Singh was facing four criminal cases on charges of spreading hatred and disharmony, murder bid and assaulting police servant and obstructing him from discharging his duty.

 

Ludhiana Range IG Kaustubh Sharma at Mullanpur Dakha along with Paramilitary jawans. Tribune Photo

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