Amritpal Singh's uncle, Harjit Singh, was brought to Assam by the Punjab Police, as confirmed by a senior official to local newspapers.
Harjit Singh, the fifth person from Amritpal's 'Waris Punjab De' to be transferred to Dibrugarh jail from Guwahati by road, according to sources.
Harjit Singh was taken to Dibrugarh central jail at 7.10am by seven security vehicles from Guwahati airport, reported the official.
Monday's early hours saw him surrender to the police.
Harjit Singh, accused of aiding his nephew's control over WPD accounts, is one of five people now subjected to the National Security Act. This law permits the detention of those deemed threats to national security or public order.
On Sunday (19 March), four members of the WPD were taken to Dibrugarh central jail as part of the Punjab government's crackdown on the Khalistan outfit led by criminal suspect Amritpal.
The four individuals are named as Daljit Singh Kalsi, Bhagwant Singh, Gurmeet Singh and 'Pradhanmantri' Bajeka.
Punjab Police arrested over 100 people in crackdown.
Mohanbari airport in Dibrugarh has tight security, leading to rumors of WPD members' arrival from Punjab, located over 2,500 km away in BJP-run state.
Harjit Singh and driver Harpreet Singh surrendered to police near Bullandpur gurdwara in Jalandhar's Mehatpur area. Punjab's Deputy Inspector General of Police (Border Range) Narinder Bhargav was present.
Harjit Singh was captured on video, displaying his licensed 32-bore pistol and cash worth Rs 1-1.25 lakh, inside a Mercedes. The Amritsar Rural police confiscated the car and arrested both men.
Bhuyan declined to disclose information, citing its pertinence to state's internal security. WPD's crackdown by Punjab Police followed a few weeks after Amritpal and his followers barged into Ajnala police station to free a detained associate.
Khalistani militancy's return to the state was feared due to the episode, which borders Pakistan.
Deep Sandhu founded WPD, and Amritpal Singh became its leader a month after his passing in the previous year.
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