Indian police in IIOJK book pro-Khalistan leader Amritpal’s aide under Arms Act

Srinagar, March 30 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian police have filed a case under the Arms Act against a close aide of pro-Khalistan leader Amritpal Singh on the charge of procuring a gun license.

Varinder Singh managed to acquire a gun license from Kishtwar district in 2013 and renewed it every year in four different districts across IIOJK, Indian media reports said.

Varinder Singh, also known as Fauji, was arrested by police in the Indian state of Punjab a few days ago and booked under the draconian law National Security Act (NSA) before being sent to Dibrugarh jail in Assam.

The reports claimed that Amritpal Singh’s two supporters, Varinder Singh and Talwinder Singh, have obtained gun licenses from IIOJK. An FIR has been filed in Kishtwar and investigations are going on. Both the licenses were cancelled after Punjab police wrote to the district magistrates of Kishtwar and Ramban.

The reports further claimed that Varinder Singh had acquired a gun license through forged documents when he and his army unit, the 19 Sikh Regiment, were deployed in IIOJK. The reports said, despite being terminated from the Indian Army in 2015, his gun license was still being renewed in the occupied territory.

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