Why Amritpal Singh, Captured In Punjab, Was Shipped off Assam Prison
The justification for why Amritpal Singh and his assistants have been taken to the opposite finish of the nation is that North Indian prisons are bound to have hoodlums related with him or the nonconformist development
New Delhi: Amritpal Singh, a radical preacher who has been on the run since March 18, surrendered to the Punjab police today, and he was taken to Dibrugarh Central Jail just hours later. Eight of his helpers are now detained in the profoundly protected prison, which is among the most seasoned and most-secure jails in the upper east.
The motivation behind why Amritpal Singh and his assistants have been taken to the opposite finish of the nation is that North Indian correctional facilities are bound to have hoodlums related with him or the nonconformist development, sources said.
According to sources, the accused cannot connect with other inmates or jail staff because of the language barrier. However, Dibrugarh is a very secure prison. They also stated that the local Sikh community does not support the Khalistan movement.
In its nearly 170-year history, Dibrugarh Jail has also never experienced a major prison break, enhancing its reputation as a highly secure facility. The prison's area at the focal point of Dibrugarh town is likewise a benefit for specialists to stop any departure endeavors, sources added, rather than an area on the edges of town or far off regions.
Since four members of the "Waris Punjab De" (WPD) were brought into the jail on March 19, there has been increased security around the facility. Presently, the prison allegedly has 24-hour three-level security.
An official told the news agency PTI, "The jail compound has been surrounded by Assam Police's elite Black Cat Commandos, CRPF, and other security personnel."
Additionally, new CCTV cameras have reportedly been installed in front of the cells housing Amritpal Singh's aides, according to reports in the local media, and broken cameras have also been fixed or replaced.
Around 2.20 p.m. today, from Bhatinda, Amritpal Singh and a heavily guarded convoy reached the prison. At the Central Jail, officials told PTI that a multi-tier security arrangement has been made.
According to the Assam government's quarterly prison population records, the jail, which was built by the British in 1860, holds 680 inmates. Dibrugarh Jail currently has more inmates than any other central prison in the state, trailing only Guwahati and Tezpur. Dibrugarh Central Jail also served as the historical epicenter of the ULFA insurgency in Assam, where a number of the group's most important leaders were held captive.
Amritpal Singh would be transported to Dibrugarh in accordance with the National Security Act (NSA), according to Punjab Police Inspector General Sukhchain Singh Gill earlier today.
According to intelligence agencies, Amritpal Singh has been attempting to divide Punjab along communal lines and obtaining weapons from Pakistan through Pakistan's spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence. It was alleged that Amritpal Singh had been encouraging young people to adopt a "gun culture."
He and his partners were reserved under a few crook cases connected with spreading disharmony among classes, endeavor to kill, assault on police staff and making hindrances in the legitimate release of obligation by community workers.
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