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Rupnagar police crack case of tying of ‘Khalistan’ banner outside district administrative complex

Rupnagar police crack case of tying of  ‘Khalistan’ banner outside district administrative complex

Bahadurjeet Singh /Rupnagar

Rupnagar police have cracked the case relating to the tying of Khalistan banner outside district administrative complex Rupnagar one month back.

While talking to media persons Rupnagar senior superintendent of police(SSP) Dr Sandeep Kumar Garg said that on the intervening night of April 12 and 13 , a banner with ‘Khalistan’ written was put up outside the  District Administrative Complex Rupnagar by unknown miscreants..

A case under section  124-A153-A,153-B, 120-B of  IPC and sections 13,16,18 of  unlawful activities prevention Act(UAPA) was  registered in this regard.

He said that given the seriousness of the case, various teams of  CIA staff Rupnagar led by inspector  Satnam Singh were formed under the supervision of SP(D) Harbir Singh Atwal,DSP(D) Jarnail Singh and different teams from Rupnagar were formed.

He said that investigations were being carried out from  various aspects through technical surveillance in the case . Meanwhile, flags of  of Khalistan were also put up outside Himachal Pradesh assembly in Dharamsala  on May 7.

Rupnagar police crack case of tying of  'Khalistan' banner outside district administrative complex

Dr. Sandeep Garg said that while conducting joint investigation of these two cases, the police had achieved a major breakthrough on April 11 when a joint party of Himachal Pradesh Police and Roupnagar Police arrested the accused Harbir Singh alias Raju  from Sugar Mill Road Morinda. He confessed during interrogation that he and Paramjit Singh alias Pamma of village Roorkee Hiran falling under Chamkaur Sahib police station had put up the Khalistan flags  outside HImachal Pradesh Assembly building in Dharamsala.

SSP said that during the preliminary  interrogation , Harbir Singh alias Raju confessed that he and Paramjit Singh alias Pamma had put up Khalistan banner outside District Administrative Complex Rupnagar.

He said that a hunt had been launched to arrested the absconding accused  Paramjit Singh alias Pamma and hoped that he would be arrested soon.

SSP said that the accused had put up Khalistan banner for  money and Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) leader Gurpatwant Singh Pannu was  behind these incidents adding that Pannu would also be named as an accused in the case.

He said that Harbir Singh and Paramjit Singh Pamma had criminal past and  were  accused in several criminal cases.

He said that further interrogation of Harbir Singh would be done after bringing him to Rupnagar from HImachal Pradesh on production warrants.

May 13,2022

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