Heavy force deployed outside Ajnala PS

Amritsar, Feb 24 (ANI): Lovepreet Toofan, a close aid of 'Waris Punjab De' chief Amritpal Singh, speaks to the media after being released from Amritsar Jail, on Friday. (ANI Photo)

There was heavy deployment of personnel outside Amritsar’s Ajnala police station on Friday, the day after the chief of suspected pro-Khalistan outfit ‘Waris Punjab De’, Amritpal Singh, staged a massive protest on the premises along with his followers, demanding the release of his close aide, Lovepreet Toofan.
On Thursday, after talks with the ‘Waris Punjab De’ leader and his followers, Punjab police decided to release Lovepreet Toofan.
Thousands of armed supporters of the group broke barricades at a police station in Amritsar and allegedly threatened to disrupt law and order if their demand was not met.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Amritsar (Rural), Satinder Singh said, “In the light of the evidence presented before us, it has been decided that Lovepreet Toofan will be discharged. An SIT was constituted to investigate the case (against Toofan).” “They (‘Waris Punjab De’ members) have furnished enough evidence to support his (Toofan’s) innocence. The SIT has also taken cognisance of the same. These people have decided to disperse peacefully now. Law will take its course,” the SSP said.