The Khalistan flag is tied at the main gate and boundary wall of the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly in Dharamshala. Police have begun investigating the matter.
The Khalistan flag is hoisted at the main gate and boundary wall of the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly in Dharamshala. (Avatar)
Khalistan flags were found tied on the main gate and boundary wall of the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly in Dharamshala on Sunday morning.
Kangra police were informed of the presence of the Khalistan flag on the gate early Sunday morning. Pro-Khalistan slogans were also found on the walls of the assembly complex located on the outskirts of Dharamshala.
Deputy Commissioner, Dr Nipun Jindal confirmed the incident. He said that police were scanning CCTV footage of nearby areas to track down the perpetrators.
“Some villains planted five to six Khalistani flags on the outer gate of the State Legislative Assembly at Tapivan and wrote the slogan Khalistan Zindabad on the wall. The flags were removed and the inscriptions removed. The police have registered an incident and an investigation is underway,” he said.
Police said this was like an act by some tourists from Punjab and the case will be registered.
A case against unidentified persons has been registered. Meanwhile, Aaj Tak / India Today TV learned that an intelligence alert issued on April 26 mentioned that such an incident could happen.
The Sikhs for Chief Justice Gurupatwant Singh Pannu sent a letter to the chief minister of Himachal Pradesh stating that a flag of Bhindranwala and Khalistan would be flown in Shimla.
Earlier, Himachal Pradesh banned vehicles carrying the Bhindranwale and Khalsitani flags, inciting the SFJ. The organization announced that it would fly the Khalistani flag on March 29 but was unable to do so due to strict security.