One Arrested For Desecrating Dharamshala Vidhan Sabha With Khalistani Flag

Shimla: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said today that the police had taken one person into custody suspected of putting up the Khalistan flag at the gates of the Vidhan Sabha complex at Tapovan near Dharamshala.

The chief minister disclosed Harvir Singh S/o Rajinder Singh from Punjab involved in the incident had been arrested today morning. He said that the accused has confessed to have put the Khalistani Flag and graffiti on the outer wall of HP Vidhan Sabha complex at Dharamshala.

Chief Minister said that the search for the second accused Vaneet Singh was being jointly done by H.P. Police and Punjab Police. He would also be arrested soon, said Thakur.

Khalistan flags were hung on HP Legislative Assembly gate in Dharamshala on 8th May, 2022 (Photo by Arvind Sharma)

Morning walkers informed the Kangra district administration on 8th May that Khalistan flags were tied on the main gate of the legislative assembly complex and slogans were scrawled on the walls.

The district police swung into action by removing the offensive material, whitewashing the walls and did register a case against unknown persons for having breached security norms and for desecrating public property.

Police also did book Sikhs for Justice leader Gurpatwant Singh Pannun under the Unlawful (Activities) Prevention Act and sealed the state’s borders in response.

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