AMRITSAR: Punjab police have decided to release Lovepreet Toofan, a close aide of ‘Waris Punjab Ke’ chief Amritpal Singh.
On Thursday, thousands of supporters of the group broke barricades at a police station in Amritsar using guns and swords and threatened to disturb law and order to protest against the arrest of Singh’s close aide Lovepreet Toofan.
The supporters holding swords and guns in their hands broke through police barricades erected outside Ajnala Police Station.
Heavy police force has been deployed in the area, and efforts to control the protesters are on.
Further details are awaited.
Senior Superintendent of Police said, “As per the evidence presented before us, Lovepreet Toofan will be discharged. SIT constituted to investigate the case.”
They have given enough proof that he (detained Lovepreet Toofan) is innocent. SIT has taken cognizance of it. These people will peacefully disperse now and the law will take its own course, said the SSP.
Talking on the matter, Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) Harpal Singh Blair said, ‘We had come to talk to the administration that an FIR has been lodged against Lovepreet Toofan.
Amritpal Singh’s name is also included in this. No false case should have been registered. The administration accepted that Lovepreet was not involved, so they will release him tomorrow and cancel the FIR.”
Waris Punjab De’ chief Amritpal Singh says, “…FIR registered only with a political motive. If they don’t cancel the case in 1hr, Admin will be responsible for whatever happens next…They think we can’t do anything, so this show of strength was necessary…”
“False news being circulated that police personnel was injured. The truth is that he was injured after he took a fall. In fact,10-12 of our people were hurt. Within 24hrs, Tufan Singh should be released. We won’t even wait for 24 hrs,” he added.
Amritpal Singh is the head of ‘Waris Punjab De’, a radical group founded by activist Deep Sidhu, who died in a road accident in February last year. (ANI)