The Department of Immigration, Nepal, has issued high alerts to its offices, specifically at the airport to prevent the escape of Amritpal Singh, a radical preacher from Punjab, who could possibly flee to a third nation using Nepal’s land either on his original passport or fake, as per media report. DG Jhalak Ram Adhikari told the media that the Indian Embassy has communicated to his office to look for help to trace and stop Khalistan separatist Amritpal Singh from running away to the third nation.
The Punjab government has instigated a massive operation to arrest the separatist leader Amritpal, who has been masking since March 18 from Punjab. Indian Mission has provided images of the Punjab fugitive and all details related to him. The embassy has also indicated to Nepali authorities that Amritpal could escape to a third country using forged documents.
Adhikari further added that all travellers who wanted to go overseas using Nepal’s land would be screened by the airport authorities. So, Amrtipal Singh is also under the surveillance list of the immigration department, he could not flee from Nepal. In the context of this, the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu sent a letter to the Department of Immigration requesting them not to allow the separatist mindset leader Amritpal to escape to a third nation.
“They have informed us that he might use forged documents to enter Nepal and try to run off. The possibility also that he may be hiding somewhere here in Nepal as well. None of the official records is sure about the presence of Amrtipal. However, as per the call, we have informed all concerned authorities and departments,” Adhikari said.
On the other hand, Bathinda SSP Gulneet Khurana on Saturday said, “We appeal to the people not to believe and share the fake news of the arrest of Amrtipal Singh that is being broadly disseminated on the social media sphere.”
Earlier, the Punjab Police started an operation against Amritpal Singh and his right-hand man. The crackdown came nearly over three weeks after Amritpal’s followers had skirmishes with Police personnel at Annala Police Station on February 23, on the outpost of Amritsar, a point of contention to demand the release of one of his right-hand allies Lovepreet Toofan.