Indian Embassy claims pro-Khalistan leader Amritpal Singh hiding in NepalThe embassy requests the Nepal government to arrest Singh if he attempts to escape from Nepal.
The Indian Embassy in Kathmandu has requested the Nepal government not to permit fugitive pro-Khalistan leader Amritpal Singh to travel to a third country via Nepal.
In a letter sent to the Department of Consular Services on Saturday, the embassy requested the government agencies to arrest him if he tries to flee from Nepal.
“Singh is currently hiding in Nepal,” reads a copy of the letter obtained by the Post.
“The esteemed ministry is requested to inform the Department of Immigration not to permit Amritpal Singh to travel through Nepal for any third country and arrest him if he attempts to escape from Nepal using Indian Passport or any other fake passport under intimation to this mission.”
The letter and Singh’s personal details have been circulated to all the concerned agencies from hotels to airlines, multiple sources told the Post. Singh is said to be possessing multiple passports with different identities.
Indian Police have launched a hunt for Sikh preacher Amritpal Singh, who has revived the issue of an independent Sikh homeland and stoked fears of a return to violence that killed tens of thousands of people in 1980s and early 1990s.
According to Reuters, police have accused Singh and his supporters of attempted murder, obstruction of law enforcement and creating disharmony.
Khalistan is the name of an independent Sikh homeland that some members of that community aspire to, both at home in India and in countries where Sikhs have settled.
This story has been updated.