A special IAF aircraft carrying the radical preacher Amritpal Singh from Punjab landed at Dibrugarh airport and was brought to the Dibrugarh Central Jail, situated 15km away from the airport, by road under heavy security cover in Assam on Sunday, according to officials.
Amritpal was brought aboard the special flight from Bathinda after his arrest by the Punjab police early Sunday morning.
Sources said that Singh will be taken to the central jail in Dibrugarh, which has been converted into a high-security prison ever since some of his associates were brought there to be lodged. A senior official stated that “His flight landed at 2:20 pm. After necessary formalities, he will be taken to Dibrugarh Central Jail in a security convoy”.
The Dibrugarh traffic police have been alerted to clear the 15-km stretch from the airport to the prison for the security convoy. A special team has been put in place, along with policemen in plain clothes.