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Amritpal Singh moved to Assam’s Dibrugarh jail amid strict security

A special Indian Air Force (IAF) plane carrying Singh, who was escorted by Punjab police officials, arrived at Mohanbari airport at 2:20 p.m., and he was brought to Dibrugarh jail in a convoy of vehicles under strict security. 

Amritpal Singh, a Khalistani separatist captured by Punjab Police in Moga on Sunday morning, was transferred to Assam later that day under tight surveillance. According to officials familiar with the situation, the Waris Punjab De commander has been transferred to the central jail in Assam’s Dibrugarh. Nine of Singh’s acquaintances, including family members, have been imprisoned and charged under the National Security Act (NSA) at Dibrugarh Central Jail, which is considered the most security prison in Assam.  

Singh arrived at Dibrugarh’s Mohanbari airport and was then taken to the central jail. Shwetank Mishra, the superintendent of police (SP) in Dibrugarh, stated that security measures inside and outside the jail had already been strengthened. 

Officials said that after regular medical examinations, he was placed in a solitary cell at the prison, separate from his associates. Officials from numerous federal intelligence agencies would question him in the coming days, they said. The radical preacher was targeted by police after the attack on the Ajnala police station on Feb. 23. He had eluded Punjab police since March 18, the day he went into hiding. On Sunday, he was arrested after a 35-day manhunt in Rode village in Moga district.

Prior to Singh’s visit, senior police and district authorities assessed the jail’s security procedures. According to jail officials, additional CCTV cameras have been erected on the jail grounds, which will be manned by both state and central police employees. 

The most recent detainee was Papalpreet Singh, a close associate of Singh, who was arrested April 10 in Hoshiyarpur, Punjab. The first group of four aides of Amritpal Singh arrived in Dibrugarh on March 19 and were housed there. Two days later, his uncle Harjeet Singh and two others were arrested. Varinder Johal, Singh’s gunman, joined the others. Five members of the National Security Advisory Board (NSAB) arrived in Dibrugarh on Wednesday to meet the nine detained aides of Amritpal Singh.

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