A wide range of “illegal activities” being carried out by Khalistani leader Amritpal Singh, through his spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence, include sourcing arms from Pakistan and efforts to divide Punjab on communal lines, according to the tracker. Intelligence operatives have told NDTV on the condition of anonymity.
Amritpal Singh, head of a radical organization “Waris Punjab De” started by actor and activist Deep Sidhu, is absconding from the police. He claims to be a follower of Khalistani separatist and terrorist Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, and his supporters refer to him as “Bhindranwale 2.0”.
According to intelligence sources, a brief description of the activities of Amritpal Singh and the alleged conspiracies related to him is as follows:
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Helping in the distribution of arms procured from Pakistan through the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).
Depositing weapons at illegally run drug de-addiction centers and a gurdwara in the Jallupur Kheda neighborhood of Amritsar.
Carrying arms, that too illegal, without arms license.
Disobeying a government order against the open display of firearms.
Waris does not give any account of the money collected through programs such as Khalsa Waheer, a religious march organized by Punjab Day.
Misappropriation of money in the name of Khalistan.
Maintaining a large fleet of expensive vehicles without giving any account of the expenses and sources of money.
In Punjab, efforts are being made to divide the society on communal lines and create an atmosphere of fear.
Showing intolerance towards non-Sikh migrant workers from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
The Anandpur Khalsa Fauj (AKF) is trying to set Hindu vs Sikh and Christian vs Sikh narratives to create tension.
Leading youth to “gun culture”.
Deliberately misinterpreting the teachings of Guru Gobind Singh so that people take up arms.
To promote the concept of instant justice, thus encouraging the youth to take law into their own hands.