Delhi Police on Thursday said that “Khalistan Zindabad” and other anti national slogans that sprung up as spray painting on walls in 10 areas in the national capital have been cleared.
Spray painting written in Gurmukhi and Hindi with ‘Khalistan Zindabad’, and ‘Refrandum 2020 ‘ was painted on a wall in the Paschim Vihar region of the capital city today. The advancement comes days before Republic Day festivities for which security has been tighted in city. Delhi Police said that it is not a “security-related issue” and that lawful action would be taken against those engaged with the matter.
“Anti-national, Khalistan-related graffiti appeared overnight at some locations in Delhi. The graffiti appears to have been painted under the cover of darkness and appeared in deserted and empty places. This is not a security-related issue. Legal action will be taken in this matter,” Suman Nalwa, the Public Relations Officer of Delhi Police told news agency .
The PRO highlighted that Delhi Police has put in place robust security arrangements for January 26. “The focus of our security is January 26. Every unit of Delhi Police is working to ensure that no untoward incident takes place,” the Delhi Police PRO said.
The authority further brought up that the outfit Sikhs for Justice, which is prohibited in India could be behind such exercises and it is turning to such strategies to stay in news. The authority said that legitimate activity would be started against those “helping them”.
“SFJ is a banned organisation. The Internet has no limitations. Whenever they do something, they do so under some other name. It is a little difficult but legal action will be taken. We will also take action against those who are aiding them. They only want to be in the news with such activities,” the Delhi Police PRO said.
Further examination concerning the matter is in progress.
There have been irregular cases in the nation where public structures were vandalized with favorable to Khalistani mottos.
Prior on July 6 last year, Karnal Police captured a Patiala-based man, distinguished as Manjeet, for expressing “favorable to Khalistan mottos” on the walls of two instructive organizations on June 20, and said that the charged was guaranteed to pay USD 1,000 by a US-based individual for achieving the work.
In one more episode in May last year in Himachal Pradesh an occupant of Punjab was captured for purportedly putting Khalistani banners outside the State Gathering