Internet access has been disabled throughout Punjab as a result of the police's operation to apprehend Amritpal Singh, a Khalistani supporter, and his associates, which was initiated on Saturday. Hours after, the Khalistani sympathiser was captured following a cat-and-mouse chase purportedly included Amritpal's effort to avoid the cops by switching automobiles.
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Radical Sikh leader and Khalistani sympathiser Amritpal Singh has become active in Punjab for the past few weeks as his supporters last month clashed with the police at the Ajnala police station on the outskirts of Amritsar demanding the release of one of Amritpal's aides.
On Saturday, six aides of Amritpal were reportedly detained in Jalandhar, news agency PTI reported. Some supporters of 'Waris Punjab De' chief shared some videos on social media claiming that policemen were chasing them.
Amritpal may be heard on a video indicating that police were after him while he was seated in a car with one of his assistants, according to PTI. According to officials, Punjab's internet services would not resume till Sunday.