Interpol red corner notice requested against Pannun: Himachal DGP

Himachal Pradesh Police will receive an emergency notice issued by Interpol against Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, general counsel of the pro-Khalistan group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), Chief Police Officer Sanjay Kundu said in a statement on Monday. hurry.

He said that in the past, misleading and threatening messages were received on mobile phones and social media accounts belonging to journalists and public officials through modern communication tools.

In the last week of July 2021, Kundu said, Pannun sent a one-minute recorded message to some people in which he threatened to obstruct the hoisting of the national flag in the state on August 15, the day of independence.

In another similar message, the government was held accountable for anti-farmer laws and people in Himachal were warned to stay at home on August 15.

The DGP said it registered a case at the Shimla Cybercrime Police Station on July 31 under various sections of the IPC, UAPA and IT Act.

The audio messages were analyzed by the spectrum forensic science lab, Junga, in which the suspicious voice turned out to be Pannun’s, the DGP said.

He said an analysis of the internet protocol address during the investigation also revealed that these messages were transmitted from the United States using a web application.

“A red corner notice is being issued by the police against Gurpatwant Singh Pannu with the help of Interpol and soon legal action will be taken and an indictment will be filed against him in court,” Kundu said.

Khalistan flag issue discussed with Center, says Jai Ram

A day after Khalistan flags were found hanging on the gate of the Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha in Dharamshala, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said the state had discussed the matter with the Center and more information was forthcoming. being collected.

“The government took the incident seriously. Previously they only issued threats, but now they have carried out their plans,” Thakur said during a media chat in Shimla on Monday.

“We raised this issue with the central government. We collect information about how this incident happened. We are also getting a response from the Center,” he added. He said an SIT has been formed to investigate the matter further. “I have asked the police and state intelligence agencies to remain on high alert,” he said, adding that few details could be released at this time.

Making an indirect reference to regime change in Punjab, the chief minister said, “I don’t want to talk much about one party, but its spokesperson had been promoting the cause of Khalistan on his social media account. The apprehensions expressed by people are now coming true.

“Things like this don’t happen overnight”

Opposition parties, meanwhile, have mounted an offensive against the HP government. Congress called the incident a “failure” of intelligence agencies.

“Things like this don’t happen overnight. It was a pre-planned act,” said senior Congress official Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu.

“The police could not provide security. Even the CCTV cameras were not installed in the compound,” he said, while lambasting the ruling regime for canceling the gendarme recruitment exam due to leaked papers. .

The Aam Aadmi party has also criticized the state government for security lapses in important institutions like Vidhan Sabha. Party state spokesman and retired DGP ID Bhandari said the incident reflected the HP government’s unserious attitude towards internal security.

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