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Punjab police to crackdown on pro-Khalistan elements demanding referendum

Punjab police are likely to launch a crackdown on pro-Khalistan elements demanding the so-called referendum for Khalistan. Police sources have confirmed this to India Today.

Punjab police have taken a serious note of a letter written by a fringe pro-Khalistan outfit to Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh.

In the letter, the group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) has openly challenged the CM and threatened of a continued campaign for referendum.

“We are investigating the case and a number of agencies are working on it.We have also written to the Interpol. Nobody will be allowed to disturb peace,” said, Suresh Arora, Director General of Police, Punjab.

Calling themselves an advocacy group, the SFJ has said that they will continue their ‘political’ campaign for ‘independence’ of Punjab.

The writer of the letter is Gurpatwant Singh Pannun against whom sedition case was registered in July 2017 when some posters and hoardings about ‘referendum’ came up in some villages in Punjab. The police had booked five Khalistan supporters out of which three including Pannun live in US.

Punjab police sources said pro-Khalistan outfits like SFJ were being instigated by ISI and were trying to radicalise Sikh youths.

Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered strict action against the pro-Khalistan elements. The police is keeping an eye on their activities.

Meanwhile, the issue of referendum has also kicked off a political slug fest in the state.

Punjab CM has threatened an FIR against leader of opposition Sukhpal Singh Khaira as he reportedly supporting the pro-Khalistan group.

Khaira has denied the allegation and said that the video being circulated is doctored.

He, in turn shared a video in which Delhi Akali Dal chief Manjeet Singh GK is being heard saying,”It was within their rights, those who were demanding Khalistan”

“If by editing a video my opponents want to portray me as pro 2020 referendum, then what do Sukhbir, Majithia and Harsimrat have to say about Manjit Singh GK who says the demand for Khalistan was within the rights?” says Sukhpal Singh Khaira

 

 

 

 

News credit : Indiatday

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