Amritpal Singh Flown to New Delhi for Swearing-in Ceremony as MP

Amritpal Singh

Jailed Waris Punjab De activist Amritpal Singh was transported to New Delhi by a special aircraft on Friday morning for his swearing-in as an MP.
Amritpal Singh, who won the Lok Sabha election from the Khadoor Sahib constituency in Punjab, has been granted a four-day parole for the swearing-in ceremony.
He was escorted from the Dibrugarh Central Jail, where he has been held since April last year, to the airport in the early hours amid tight security. An eight-member team from the Punjab Police arrived on Thursday to take Singh to New Delhi. They were accompanied by a team from the Assam Police and the district administration from the jail to the airport, the official said.
Singh’s parole orders are stringent, prohibiting him or his relatives from making public statements during his visit to New Delhi.

Additionally, any form of media coverage, including videography or dissemination of statements, is strictly prohibited. Singh has also been instructed not to engage in any activities that could compromise national security.
His parents, Tarsem Singh and Balwinder Kaur, and his wife, Kirandeep Kaur, met with the jailed activist last month after his Lok Sabha poll victory. Amritpal won the Khadoor Sahib seat by 1.97 lakh votes as an Independent candidate, defeating Congress’s Kulbir Singh Zira.
Ten members of the outfit, including Amritpal and one of his uncles, have been in jail for over a year following their arrest under the National Security Act from various parts of Punjab during a crackdown.

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