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Two people linked to the SFJ detained for putting up a pro-Khalistan poster in front of the Patiala temple

By PTI

CHANDIGARH: Four days after a pro-Khalistan poster was found taped to the wall of the Kali Mata temple in Patiala, Punjab police cleared the case on Tuesday with the arrest of two people linked to outlawed Sikhs for justice .

Patiala Police Inspector General MS Chhina and Chief Superintendent of Police Deepak Pareek said an SFJ poster linked to the Khalistan referendum was seen pasted on the back wall of the temple overnight July 14-15.

Those arrested were identified as Harwinder Singh alias Prince who hails from Salempur Sekhan village in Shambu and currently residing in Rajpura; and Prem Singh, alias Prem, from Salempur Sekhan village in Shambu, Chhina said.

The police also recovered 13 SFJ posters, two mobile phones and a bicycle used in the commission of the offence.

The pro-Khalistan group The Sikhs for Justice had previously been banned by the Center for its alleged anti-national activities.

Chhina and SSP Pareek told Patiala that the entire investigation of this case is overseen by the Director General of Police (DGP) and various teams have been formed to investigate the case.

The IG said thorough technical investigations revealed that the poster was put up by the Harwinders and Prems after certain foreign-based anti-national elements incited them to perform such acts in lieu of money or in their proposing to install them abroad.

The SSP said that Harwinder Singh worked in Malaysia for more than two years where he came into contact with anti-national elements and after his return from Malaysia he was still in contact with these people via WhatsApp.

“One of the people overseas contacted Harwinder Singh and instructed him to stick these posters up at various places in Punjab,” he said, adding that the overseas handlers sent the money to him via wire transfer. silver.

The posters were placed in a pre-determined place and were chosen by the accused from that place, SSP Pareek said, adding that after receiving the posters and the money, the accused stuck the posters in four places, including Cantonment area in Ambala, Aryan College in Rajpura, Kali Mata Temple in Patiala and on a sign board near Sheetla Mata Temple, Bahadurgarh in Patiala.

Moreover, the accused had also written pro-Khalistan slogans using spray paint on an underbridge in Rajpura, he added, according to a police statement here.

The SSP said the defendants were in constant contact with anti-national elements seated abroad, which guided them to their future targets.

“The Accused also planned to stick these posters at or near the sites of Independence Day programs and other important places including DC office, Mohali and some other government buildings in Chandigarh, Kasauli and Solan,” he said.

In the meantime, an FIR had been registered under the relevant provisions of the IPC and under the Prevention of Damage to Property Act at Kotwali Police Station in Patiala.

CHANDIGARH: Four days after a pro-Khalistan poster was found taped to the wall of the Kali Mata temple in Patiala, Punjab police cleared the case on Tuesday with the arrest of two people linked to outlawed Sikhs for justice . Patiala Police Inspector General MS Chhina and Chief Superintendent of Police Deepak Pareek said an SFJ poster linked to the Khalistan referendum was seen pasted on the back wall of the temple in the night of July 14 to 15. Those arrested have been identified. like Harwinder Singh, alias Prince, hailing from Salempur Sekhan village in Shambu and currently residing in Rajpura; and Prem Singh, alias Prem, from Salempur Sekhan village in Shambu, Chhina said. The police also recovered 13 SFJ posters, two mobile phones and a bicycle used in the commission of the offence. The pro-Khalistan group The Sikhs for Justice had previously been banned by the Center for its alleged anti-national activities. Chhina and SSP Pareek told Patiala that the entire investigation of this case is overseen by the Director General of Police (DGP) and various teams have been formed to investigate the case. The IG said thorough technical investigations revealed that the poster was put up by the Harwinders and Prems after certain foreign-based anti-national elements incited them to perform such acts in lieu of money or in their proposing to install them abroad. The SSP said that Harwinder Singh worked in Malaysia for more than two years where he came into contact with anti-national elements and after his return from Malaysia he was still in contact with these people via WhatsApp. “One of the people overseas contacted Harwinder Singh and instructed him to stick these posters up at various places in Punjab,” he said, adding that the overseas handlers sent the money to him via wire transfer. silver. The posters were placed in a pre-determined place and were chosen by the accused from that place, SSP Pareek said, adding that after receiving the posters and the money, the accused stuck the posters in four places, including Cantonment area in Ambala, Aryan College in Rajpura, Kali Mata Temple in Patiala and on a sign board near Sheetla Mata Temple, Bahadurgarh in Patiala. Moreover, the accused had also written pro-Khalistan slogans using spray paint on an underbridge in Rajpura, he added, according to a police statement here. The SSP said the defendants were in constant contact with anti-national elements seated abroad, which guided them to their future targets. “The Accused also planned to stick these posters at or near the sites of Independence Day programs and other important places including DC office, Mohali and some other government buildings in Chandigarh, Kasauli and Solan,” he said. In the meantime, an FIR had been registered under the relevant provisions of the IPC and under the Prevention of Damage to Property Act at Kotwali Police Station in Patiala.


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