Punjab Police on Tuesday shut down a drug de-addiction centre run by Amritpal Singh at Jallupur Khera in Amritsar district even as the manhunt to nab the radical preacher continued on the fourth day.
"Police arrived here and conducted a search. They asked us to shut down the centre. Seventy people who had arrived to receive treatment were sent back," Gurmukh Singh, a caretaker of the centre, was quoted as saying by ANI.
Singh claimed the police had found nothing in their search at the centre. “Nothing wrong is going on here and whatever is being said about the place is all wrong," he said.
Police on Saturday launched a major crackdown against Amritpal and members of his outfit 'Waris Punjab De'. The pro-Khalistan leader, however, gave the police a slip when his cavalcade was intercepted in Jalandhar district.
The Punjab government on Tuesday told the high court that the stringent National Security Act has been invoked against Amritpal. Police say he is still on the run after escaping their dragnet.
The state government has extended the suspension of mobile internet and SMS services in Tarn Taran, Ferozepur, Moga, Sangrur and Amritsar's Ajnala sub-division and a few areas in Mohali till Thursday noon.
The curbs will be lifted from the rest of the state from Tuesday noon, the department of home affairs and justice said in an order.