Lucknow: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) launched a crackdown operation in several districts of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday.
The raids commenced in the early hours of Wednesday in Lakhimpur Kheri, Pilibhit, Aligarh, Bareilly, Saharanpur, and a few other places. The raids continued until late in the evening, and the NIA teams have not disclosed any information thus far. In Pilibhit, NIA teams reached the Puranpur Gurudwara where Amritpal had stayed while he was on the run. Amritpal had used a car belonging to Sewadar Sardar Joga Singh from Puranpur Gurudwara to flee. The NIA team also conducted a raid at a Sikh farm in Pilibhit district. In Lakhimpur, the team raided four farmhouses in the Palia region.
In Bareilly and Saharanpur districts, the NIA conducted raids at six locations, while in Aligarh, a few houses on the outskirts of the city area were searched. In none of the districts did the NIA team seek the assistance of local police during the raids.