Punjab on alert: 34 more Amritpal supporters held, key aides shifted to Assam prison

Updated: Mar 19 2023 10:03PM

Chandigarh/Dibrugarh, Mar 19 (PTI) Police on Sunday conducted flag marches and searches across Punjab in their manhunt for radical preacher Amritpal Singh, arresting 34 more supporters and shifting four men in custody to a jail in far-off Assam.

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has, however, asked the state government to respond on Tuesday to a habeas corpus petition, that claiming that the preacher is already in illegal police custody and should be released.

Justice N S Shekhawat held the hearing at his home-office as the courts were closed.