A video has emerged on the internet in which Khalistani sympathizer and radical preacher Amritpal Singh can be seen paying obeisance to the late militant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale at a gurdwara in Punjab's Rode village.
In the video that has surfaced on the internet, Amritpal can be seen walking in a gurdwara until he reaches in a room having a big photo of Khalistani militant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale. He then pays respect to his photo and sits there for a while offering prayers.
Amritpal Singh surrenders after month-long manhunt
After more than a month of being on the run, Amritpal Singh, the leader of the Waris Punjab De, surrendered to the Punjab Police. The police arrested him in the early hours of Sunday in Moga, Punjab. Singh is now being transferred to Dibrugarh jail in Assam under heavy security.
Arrest at Gurdwara Janam Asthan Sant Khalsa in Rode Village, Moga
Singh was arrested at Gurdwara Janam Asthan Sant Khalsa in Rode village, Moga. This village is the birthplace of the slain militant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale. Amritpal Singh also underwent a cosmetic surgery in Georgia to look like him before returning to India in August 2021, according to a report.
National Security Act invoked against Singh and his aides
The Punjab Police have invoked the National Security Act (NSA) against Amritpal Singh and registered at least six cases against him in Amritsar Rural and Jalandhar Rural police districts. His supporters and aides also face multiple cases. Singh's organization, Waris Punjab De, was under investigation by the police, leading to his arrest.
Singh's wife sent back to her husband's home after being stopped at the airport
On April 21, Singh's wife, Kirandeep Kaur, was stopped from boarding a flight to London at the Sri Guru Ram Dass International Airport. She was sent back to her husband's home in Jallupur Khera, Amritsar.