Guwahati: Hours after four aides of Khalistani leader and ‘Waris de Punjab’ chief Amritpal Singh were brought to Dibrugarh, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday said that it is a “police-to-police cooperation.”
Sarma said that earlier, there were arrests in Assam, we had flown some accused to Bihar’s Bhagalpur jail due to security reasons.
He further added, “Punjab police might have thought it’s better for the suspects to be in Assam. This is a police-to-police co-operation.”
On Sunday, four detained associates of Khalistani preacher Amritpal Singh were flown to Assam’s Dibrugarh by a Special Air Force aircraft.
Currently, the four top aides of the radical Sikh preacher are kept in Dibrugarh central jail, sources said.
The case of Amritpal Singh’s aides would be handled by Assam’s top police official along with a 27-member Punjab Police team, including the IG Prison, sources stated.
On Saturday, Punjab Police launched a “massive state-wide cordon and search operations (CASO)” in the state against elements of the ‘Waris Punjab De’.
However, during the operation, police arrested 78 members of Singh’s outfit while several others were detained for questioning.