Punjab Government has deployed police in great numbers outside Hassanpur and in other major towns across Punjab. Along with headquarters of Damdami Taksal (Ajnala), police is present in Hassanpur in great numbers. Fire brigades are also present there, which suggests that police might use force to break into the residence of Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa at any time.
Earlier, 5 Sikhs were arrested from Hassanpur village. One of them is Meetpal Singh from Australia, while another is Bibi Balwinder Kaur Basra, a US Citizen from Washington DC who had arrived at Hassanpur last night to inquire about Bapu Ji. These Sikhs have allegedly been taken to the Mullanpur police station.
Imposing ban on March which was to be carried out from Ajnala to Sri Akal Takht Sahib for the cause of Sikh political prisoners, Punjab Police has sealed base of Damdami Taksal Ajnala and arrested several Sikh leaders including Bhai Amrik Singh Ajnala, Bhai Malkit Singh Ajnala and Bhai Kabal Singh Shahpur.
As many as 200 police personnel have been deployed outside the Damdam Taksal premises. They surrounded the premises entirely. Two DSP level Police officers are monitoring the whole situation there.
Bhai Amrik Singh Ajanal was to participate in religious function being organized today at Dabwali (Haryana) to observe martyrdom of Shaheed Bhai Harminder Singh Dabvali who was killed by Sirsa based cult followers. But, he along with his all the students have been put under house arrest.
The entire town has been turned into Police cantonment. The Police has installed barricades on all the roads coming to the town.
Last night, at around 10.30 PM, as many as 12 Sikh leaders including Bhai Malkit Singh Ajnala and Bhai Kabal Singh Shahpur were arrested. These Singhs were making arrangement for the March which was to be held today. For ensuring success of the March, they worked very hard and appealed Skh masses of around 70 villages to take part in it. The Police did not tell which Police station they were detained in.
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