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Amritpal Singh granted 4-day parole to take oath as MP from Punjab's Khadoor Sahib seat
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Amritpal Singh granted 4-day parole to take oath as MP from Punjab's Khadoor Sahib seat

| @indiablooms | 04 Jul 2024, 01:05 am

New Delhi/IBNS: Radical preacher Amritpal Singh, who was elected the MP from Punjab's Khadoor Sahib seat after contesting the general elections from jail in Assam, has been granted a four-day parole, beginning Friday, to take the oath of office.

Singh, who is in Assam's Dibrugarh jail under the National Security Act, had written to the Punjab Government on June 11 seeking temporary release to take oath.

The state government had sent an application to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and the parole decision was taken based on that.

On Wednesday, Amritsar Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said: "Amritpal Singh has been granted parole for 4 days or less from July 5 with certain conditions, about which the jail superintendent, Dibrugarh, has been informed."

Amritpal Singh won Punjab's Khadoor Sahib seat defeating Congress's Kulbir Singh Zira by a huge margin of 1,97,120 votes. He is currently languishing in a prison in Assam.

Who is Amrtipal Singh?

Amritpal, who styled himself after slain Khalistani militant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, was arrested in Moga's Rode village on April 23 last year following an over a month-long manhunt.

The Khalistani sympathiser had escaped the police net in Jalandhar district on March 18, switching vehicles and changing appearances.

Amritpal, who had supported calls for the formation of Khalistan, a separate Sikh homeland, was wanted for several charges, including attempted murder, obstruction of law enforcement, and creating disharmony.

He and his supporters, armed with swords, knives, and guns, had raided a police station in March and clashed with policemen.

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