Wed. Oct 4th, 2023

Delhi Police personnel deployed in and across the New Delhi space, together with the Lutyens’ zone the place G20 heads and company are staying, have been outfitted with graffiti remover to erase objectionable slogans if discovered written wherever within the neighborhood.

Sources informed IANS that Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, the Canada-based terrorist, has allotted a fund of $100, 000 and incited his sympathizers to put in writing pro-Khalistani slogans close to the places the place G20 heads are staying or on their route.

The Special Branch wrote a letter to all Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs) on September 5, alerting them of the truth that Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, the founding father of Sikh For Justice (SFJ), a banned terrorist organisation, had plans to deface environment the place G20 heads can be staying or alongside their routes with pro-Khalistani slogans and objectionable content material.

IANS has obtained a replica of the letter, which states that farmers from Punjab and SFJ activists have been incited by Pannun to lift Khalistani flags at places the place G20 heads might be staying, and to take away the Indian National Flag, along with writing Khalistan and objectionable slogans.

“The Special Branch received information through social media that Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, the Chief of the banned pro-Khalistan group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), issued a call via a video, urging the youth and farmers of Punjab to support the ‘Khalistan Morcha’ during the G20 Summit in Delhi. He further encouraged them to target Over Bridges on the route of G20 Heads, such as Tilak Bridge, Bhairon Bridge, Ring Road Sardar Patel Marg, Africa Avenue, etc., with Khalistan Flags. We should remain vigilant, ” reads the confidential letter despatched to all DCPs by the Special Branch.

The letter additionally mentions that lately, on two events, on January 19 and August 27, graffiti and pro-Khalistan slogans have been found on the surface partitions of a number of Metro Stations, in addition to varied places like lodge boundaries, faculties, and bus stops within the western and outer elements of Delhi. Sikh For Justice activists have been held chargeable for these incidents.

The Special Branch additionally discovered that the SFJ issued one other name on social media, saying their intention to lift Khalistan flags through the G20 Summit at Pragati Maidan. “They also planned to remove the Indian flag, and for this purpose, the SFJ allocated a budget of $100, 000 to execute the plan to remove the Indian Flag (tricolour) and raise the Khalistan flag at different locations where the G20 Summit is planned. This video was shared on April 7, ” reads the letter.

The letter expresses considerations that younger people or sympathizers of SFJ who might have been influenced by that video are prone to have interaction in vandalizing actions, corresponding to elevating Khalistan flags at locations the place G20 heads will arrive or alongside their routes. “They can create graffiti on Over Bridges, along the route of G20 Heads, including Tilak Bridge, Bhairon Bridge, Ring Road Sardar Patel Marg, Africa Avenue, Railway Lines, vital installations, government offices, Metro Stations, important junctions, Airport terminals, and prominent places, especially in and around New Delhi, to attract media attention, ” the letter provides.

The Delhi Police are additionally sustaining strict vigilance all through Delhi to thwart the plans of SFJ.

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