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    Amritpal's parents meet him at Dibrugarh jail

    May18/ 2023

    Amritpal Singh at Dibrugarh Central Jail

    Guwahati: The parents of self-styled Khalistani preacher Amritpal Singh met him at the Dibrugarh central jail on Thursday, a prison official said.

    The Waris Punjab De (WPD) chief has been lodged in the Dibrugarh jail since April 23 after he was taken into custody from Rhode village in Punjab's Moga district.

    The parents of Amritpal - Tarsen Singh and Balwinder Kaur - landed at the Dibrugarh airport earlier on Thursday from where they went straight to the jail where they met their son after obtaining necessary permission from the jail authorities.

    On May 4, Amritpal's wife Kiranpal Kaur had met him at the Dibrugarh jail. She was accompanied by the family members of Amritpal's aide Daljit Singh Kalsi, who is also lodged in the same prison.

    Notably, nine other associates of Amritpal, including his close aide Papalpreet and uncle Harjit Singh, are also lodged at the Dibrugarh jail since March. According to jail sources, the radical preacher has been lodged in a separate cell. He has already been interrogated by central agency officers. IANS