Two people linked to the SFJ detained for sticking a pro-khalistan poster in front of a temple in patiala
CHANDIGARH/PATIALA: Four days after a pro-Khalistan poster was found taped to the wall of Shri Kali Mata Mandir, Patiala Police solved the case on Tuesday with the arrest of two people linked to Sikhs for Justice ( SFJ), IG Patiala MS Chhina and Chief Superintendent of Police (SSP) Patiala Deepak Pareek said here.
An SFJ poster related to the “Khalistan Referendum” was seen pasted on the back wall of Shri Kali Mata Mandir on the night of July 14-15, 2022.
Those arrested were identified as Harwinder Singh alias Prince who is from Salempur Sekhan village in Shambu and currently residing in Rajpura; and Prem singh alias Prem alias Ekam from Salempur Sekhan village in Shambu. Police also recovered 13 SFJ posters linked to the Khalistan referendum, two mobile phones and a bicycle used in the offence.
IG Patiala MS Chhina and SSP Pareek in a press conference said that the whole investigation of this case is overseen by the Director General of Police (DGP) of Punjab and various teams have been formed to investigate the case. the case.
He said thorough technical investigations revealed that the poster was put up by the Harwinders alias Prince and Prem after some overseas-based anti-national elements incited them to do such acts in lieu of money or in their proposing to install them abroad.
The SSP said that Harwinder Singh alias Prince worked in Malaysia for more than two years where he came in contact with anti-national elements and after returning from Malaysia he was still in touch with these people through WhatsApp. “One of the people overseas contacted Harwinder Singh alias Prince and took him to put up these posters at various places in Punjab,” he said, adding that the overseas managers sent him the money through money transfer.
The posters were placed at a pre-determined location and were chosen by the defendant from that location, SSP Pareek said, adding that after receiving the posters and the money, the defendant stuck the posters in four places, including the cantonment area at Ambala, Aryan College. in Rajpura, Shri Kali Mata Temple in Patiala and on a road sign near Sheetla Mata Temple, Bahadurgarh in Patiala.
Moreover, the accused had also written pro-Khalistan slogans using spray paint on an underbridge in Rajpura, he added.
The SSP said the defendants were in constant contact with anti-national elements seated abroad, which guided them to their future targets. “The Accused also planned to stick these posters at or near the sites of Independence Day programs and other important places including the office of DC Mohali and some other government buildings in Chandigarh, Kasauli and Solan. “, did he declare.
Meanwhile, FIR no. 148 As of 15-07-2022, had been registered under Section 153(A) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Section 3 of the Prevention of Degradation of Property Act at Kotwali Police Station .