His convoy was stopped by the police in Mehatpur. Jalandhar, Thereafter some of his associates were taken into custody, though Singh managed to escape.
Singh’s supporters, who are said to be pro-Khalistan, protested the arrest of one of his associates last month and clashed with the police.
Following this, the first action came in the form of initiating the process of cancellation of arms licenses of WPD workers and then taking into custody Gur Aujla, the social media account handler of Amritpal Singh.
A case of kidnapping was registered against Singh on the complaint of Barinder Singh, a resident of Chamkaur Sahib. A case has also been registered against around 30 others in the matter.
Amritpal, who has openly advocated Khalistan since his return to India from Dubai last year, had said that he does not consider himself an Indian citizen. Amritpal reiterated that merely having an Indian passport, which he described as a travel document, does not make him an Indian citizen.