Himachal Pradesh: Police suspect 'tourists from Punjab' in Khalistan flag incident


The local police suspect that tourists from Punjab are responsible for planting Khalistan flags at the main gate of the Himachal Pradesh legislative assembly which created a huge controversy on Sunday morning.

The Kangra Superintendent of Police has raised the possibility that “some tourists from Punjab” were involved in the incident. 

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Sunday that the state government will review the security along the borders with various states. Tourists from states like Delhi, Punjab and Kashmir come to visit Himachal Pradesh. 

Speaking to news agency ANI, Jai Ram Thakur said, “I condemn the incident. I urge the people of the state to maintain peace. Action will be taken against the perpetrators. We will soon review security arrangements our borders with other states.”

Strict action will be taken against the culprits

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that strict action would be taken against the culprits. 

He said, “I condemn this cowardly act. An inquiry has been ordered and FIR has been registered. The CCTV footage is being examined.” 

He said that police were deployed in the interior areas of the assembly complex, but the criminals fled after raising the Khalistan flags outside.

Jairam Thakur was threatened

Flags of ‘Khalistan’ were found tied on the main gate and boundary wall of Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly in Dharamsal on Sunday morning. A few days back, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur was threatened by Khalistani supporters. Gurupatwant Singh Pannu threatened CM Jai Ram Thakur on the controversy over banned flags and posters and said that Khalistan flag will be hoisted in Shimla on April 29.


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