Gurpatwant Singh Sandhu, belonging to the pro-Khalistan Sikh for Justice (SFJ) outfit, has threatened Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Captain Amarinder Singh and Governor VP Singh Badnore of their political death if they hoist the Indian tricolour the occasion of Independence Day on 15th August.
“Our farmers are dying, in such a situation the hoisting of the tricolor on August 15 will not be tolerated,” Pannu was reportedly heard saying in an audio clip.
In fact, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar has also been issued a similar threat by Pannu via a phone call, News Track Live reports. Furthermore, Uttar Pradesh (UP) CM Yogi Adityanath and Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur have been given such ultimatums as well.
A phone call was made to the UP police in Pannu’s name saying that CM Yogi wouldn’t be permitted to hoist the national flag on the coming Independence Day.
Subsequently, a case of sedition was registered against Pannu at the Cyber Police Station at Shimla. After the threat to CM Khattar, another sedition case was filed in against the SFJ supporter at the Cyber Crime Police Station in Gurugram.
The secessionist group has been a vocal supporter of the farmers’ protest and often threatened stirring unrest in the country over the issue.
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