Ban on Internet services in Punjab extended till March 20 afternoon amid search for Amritpal, several associates arrested IG News

Meanwhile, Police Commissioner Chahal said that six associates of Amritpal have been arrested. The search for Amritpal Singh is on and we are hopeful that he will be arrested soon, he said. A total of 78 people have been arrested so far and searches and raids are on.

Nine weapons including one .315 bore rifle, seven 12 bore rifles, one revolver and 373 live cartridges of different calibers have been recovered so far during the statewide operation, the police said in a statement on Twitter on Saturday evening.

Elements of Waris Punjab Dey are involved in four criminal cases related to promoting enmity between classes, attempt to murder, assault on police personnel and obstructing public servants in discharge of their duties, police said. An FIR has been registered for the attack at Ajnala police station.

A senior official said a house-to-house search operation was carried out in the villages of Nakodar in Jalandhar district overnight. Central paramilitary forces have also been pressed into the search operation.