Mobile, internet services suspended as Indian police try to nab Sikh leader.

Mobile and internet services were suspended in several areas of India's Punjab on Sunday as the police launched what it called a 'manhunt' for prominent Sikh leader Amritpal Singh, Indian media reported. India media describes him as a 'Khalistani leader'.

According to a Scroll.in report, statewide 'cordon-and-search operations' were launched against Singh's organisation Waris Punjab De on Saturday.

'As part of the operations, 78 persons have been arrested and several more have been detained,' it quoted the police as saying.

On Sunday, India Today reported that security has been beefed up across Indian Punjab as the search for Singh continued for the second day. The father of Amritpal Singh, who was declared a fugitive by the Jalandhar Commissioner on Saturday (March 18), said the Punjab Police conducted searches at his residence in Amritsar but did not find anything illegal, it said.

'We don't have any information about his...

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