New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Saturday registered a case towards unidentified individuals for recording and circulating an audio message containing a menace to take away the Indian flag from Pragati Maidan, the venue for top profile G-20 meet in September, information company PTI reported.
In keeping with the report, police swung into motion after a grievance lodged by a person who claimed to have obtained a pre-recorded message on his cellphone when he reached the Delhi airport.
Within the audio message, an alleged Khalistan supporter was speaking about taking on Pragati Maidan and eradicating the Indian flag. Later, the individual additionally allegedly talked about ‘Waris Punjab De’ chief Amritpal Singh, police mentioned.
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Police registered a case towards unidentified individuals below Sections 153 (provocation with intent to trigger riot), 153A (selling enmity between totally different teams on grounds of faith and many others) and 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) of the Indian Penal Code at IGI Airport Police Station.
The case has been transferred to the Particular Cell unit of Delhi Police, officers mentioned.
Notably, Amritpal Singh, the novel preacher, is on the run after the Punjab Police arrested a number of of his supporters in a serious crackdown that was launched weeks after the group stormed the Ajnala Police Station close to Amritsar to safe the discharge of an arrested aide.
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The incident had raised fears over the potential for the return of Khalistani militancy to Punjab that borders Pakistan.
In keeping with police, efforts are underway to hint Amritpal Singh and a lookout round and a non-bailable warrant has additionally been issued towards the Khalistan sympathiser.
The menace to the Indian flag comes days after it was attacked within the Indian Excessive Fee in London.
India lodged a robust protest towards the developments in London, aside from diplomatic demonstrations the place the Indian facet decreased safety across the British excessive fee and the envoy’s official resident in Delhi this week.