Guwahati: Fugitive pro-Khalistani leader Amritpal Singh’s uncle Harjeet Singh arrived Assam’s Dibrugarh central jail with a team of Punjab Police on Tuesday.
Harjeet Singh is the fifth person linked to Amritpal’s ‘Waris Punjab De’ (WPD) to be brought to the Northeastern state.
According to sources, the team escorted by the Assam Police reportedly reached by road from Guwahati around 7.10 am at the Dibrugarh jail, where the other four were brought on Sunday.
Along with Harjeet Singh, many other Khalistan supporters have been brought to Dibrugarh jail, the sources said.
He gave himself up before the police in the early hours of Monday.
Harjeet Singh, who officials say helped his nephew gain control over the accounts of WPD, is among the five people slapped with the National Security Act (NSA), which allows the preventive detention of anyone who could threaten national security or public order.
According to Punjab police, over 100 people have been arrested so far in the crackdown.
The vehicle used by ‘Waris Punjab De’ chief Amritpal Singh for his escape was also seized by Punjab Police, along with several other vehicles and ammunition.
Meanwhile, a heavy police force has been deployed outside Amritpal Singh’s residence in Jallupur Khera village in Amritsar. Security has also been enhanced across the state, as per the police.
The police also conducted flag marches in various parts of the state to maintain law and order and instil confidence among people. Jalandhar Commissioner Kuldeep Singh Chahal, on Saturday late evening, confirmed that the radical leader had been declared a “fugitive”.