Following a five week chase, radical Sikh preacher Amritpal Singh was arrested by the Punjab Police.
A movement which many thought would spiral out of control has been brought to a close with his arrest. An Intelligence Bureau official tells OneIndia that the manner in which the entire episode unfolded only went on to show that Amritpal was a no-show. His aides were arrested with ease and when it finally came to Amritpal, the head of the Waris Punjab De, his supporters and followers had vanished. Not only incident of violence had been reported in Punjab ever since the chase began and this only went on to show that he did not have the clout that he would have hoped he had.
The official cited above said that the manner in which the entire incident panned out, it becomes clear that there is no traction for the Khalistan sentiment in Punjab any longer. Punjab has witnessed a bloody history when Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale had wrecked havoc. It is clear that the people of the state are not ready to go back to the 1980s any more, the official cited above said.
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