“After we got the information (about Amritpal’s presence in Kurukshetra), we immediately intimated Punjab Police but it took them more than a day to reach Shahabad. If he was the most wanted and you are taking so much time in reaching a specific location despite getting information then it all appears to be a political drama of the Punjab government,” he added.
The Punjab Police spokesperson and Inspector General of Police (IGP) headquarters Sukhchain Singh Gill on Thursday said Amritpal was last seen in Haryana’s Kurukshetra on 19 March where he took shelter in a woman’s house.
The IGP said after hiding in a gurdwara at Mangal Ambian village in Jalandhar district, Amritpal – who is on the run since a police crackdown on his outfit ‘Waris Punjab De’ began on Saturday – took a motorcycle and reached Sheikhupur village in Phillaur tehsil of Jalandhar district in Punjab.
From there, the ‘Waris Punjab De’ head along with accomplice Babbal Preet crossed Sutlej river on an abandoned railway bridge between Phillaur and Laddowal. From there, he took a truck to cross over to Haryana. Then, the duo spent the night in Kurukshetra and left the place early in the morning on 20 March.
The Haryana Police have arrested Baljit Kaur who allegedly harboured Amritpal Singh and his associate Babbal Preet at her home in Kurukshetra. The woman was known to Babbal Preet for more than two-and-half-years and he has stayed there several times.