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India asks Nepali authorities not to allow Khalistani supporter Amritpal Singh to escape to third country
Amritpal Singh
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India asks Nepali authorities not to allow Khalistani supporter Amritpal Singh to escape to third country

| @indiablooms | 29 Mar 2023, 03:31 pm

The Nepalese Department of Immigration has alerted offices, particularly those at airports, to prevent Punjabi radical preacher and Khalistani supporter Amritpal Singh from fleeing India to a third country using Nepali territory either on his own passport or a fake passport.

DG Jhalak Ram Adhikari told The Himalayan Times that the Indian Embassy had written to his office yesterday seeking his office's help in stopping 'Khalistan separatist' Amritpal Singh from fleeing to a third country.

The embassy also has flagged Nepali authorities that Amritpal Singh could flee to a third country using his own passport or a fake passport.Adhikari said that all passengers who wanted to go abroad using Nepal's airport would be screened at the airport and people like Singh who were under the DoI's surveillance can not flee."

Meanwhile, Hoshiarpur police have launched a massive search operation in village Marnaian and its adjoining areas since Tuesday night, on suspicion of "Waris Punjab De" chief Amritpal Singh being in the district.

Police sources told UNI that a team chased an Innova car that had a fake number plate.

The car was left abandoned near Gurdwara Bhai Chanchal Singh, near Village Marnian, later.

Police launched a cordon and search operation in surrounding areas.

Amritpal, who escaped the police dragnet on March 18, is on the run.

Punjab government had claimed on Tuesday before Punjab and Haryana High Court that police were closing on him.

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