Another Accused Arrested From Punjab For Tying Khalistani Flags At Himachal Pradesh Assembly Gate


May 14, 2022, 08:13 AM | Updated 08:13 AM IST

Pic via Twitter
Pic via Twitter

Shimla, May 13 (PTI) Himachal Pradesh Police on Friday arrested another man from Punjab for allegedly putting up Khalistani flags on the main gate of the winter state assembly in Dharamshala and scrawling slogans on its walls, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said.

Earlier, Harvir Singh from Punjab was arrested on Wednesday in this case.

The second accused, identified as Vaneet Singh, was arrested on Friday.

The duo had allegedly tied the flags of the secessionist group on the assembly gate on Sunday -- an act condemned across party lines.

Thakur tweeted in Hindi on Friday that the second accused has also been arrested from Punjab.

Every Himachal Pradesh resident is united against the forces dividing the country, he added.

Himachal Pradesh Police had booked 'Sikhs for Justice' (SJF) leader Gurpatwant Singh Pannun and had sealed the state's borders following the incident.

SFJ is a banned extremist group based abroad that has been demanding a separate Khalistani state.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without any modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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