The woman has been identified as Baljit Kaur, who lived in Sidharth Colony of Shahabad-Markanda town of Kurukshetra district.
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Kurukshetra superintendent of police Surender Singh Bhoria said, “Baljit Kaur was in contact with Papalpreet Singh. It is suspected that Papalpreet and Amritpal stayed at Baljit’s house in Siddharth Colony of Shahabad for one night on March 19 (Sunday).”
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The SP said, “As it is a case of Punjab police, we provided all the required support and handed over the woman to Jalandhar Police for further investigation.”
“During preliminary investigation, Baljit (who did not know Amritpal) revealed that her contact, Papalpreet and with him Amritpal stayed at her place,” said SP Bhoria.
To a query about the woman’s occupation, the SP said, “She is educated but is presently free at her home.”
“We are in constant touch with Punjab police and providing them all the inputs to assist them in their investigation. We are also obtaining the feeds of CCTV cameras,” said SP Kurukshetra.
Punjab police had launched a massive cordon and search operation against Amritpal Singh and his associates in Shahkot area of Jalandhar on March 18.