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NSA detention of newly elected Punjab MP Amritpal Singh, nine others extended for one year

Amritpal Singh, a pro-Khalistan propagator and self-styled preacher, had been running 'separatist' propaganda through speeches before going to jail.

Edited By: Sheenu Sharma @20sheenu Chandigarh Published on: June 19, 2024 16:49 IST
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Image Source : PTI (FILE) NSA detention of newly elected Punjab MP Amritpal Singh extended for one year.

The detention of newly elected Punjab MP Amritpal Singh and nine others under the National Security Act at Dibrugarh Central Jail in Assam was extended today (June 19) for a year. 

He has been in jail since March 2023. The detention of Amritpal Singh, chief of ‘Waris Punjab De’, and three associates was set to expire on July 24, while the NSA detention for six other associates was to end on June 18 (Tuesday).

In his first electoral contest, Sikh radical Amritpal Singh, won the Khadoor Sahib seat by 1,97,120 votes over his nearest rival, Congress candidate Kulbir Singh Zira. For supporters and sympathisers, Amritpal Singh is the next-gen of Sikh 'separatist leaders' like Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, who was killed in the Indian Army's Operation Blue Star in 1984. He also considers the late separatist an inspiration for him.

Amritpal Singh, a pro-Khalistan propagator and self-styled preacher, had been running 'separatist' propaganda through speeches before going to jail. On the radar of Central investigating agencies, he drew comparisons to Bhindranwale owing to his looks and donning a navy blue turban, a white chola and a sword-sized kirpan.

 
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