KHALISTAN flags were found tied on the main gate and slogans scrawled on the walls of the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly complex, police said on Sunday.
The flags were put up on the outer side of the main gate number one of the Assembly complex. They were removed by the administration.
The winter session of the HP Assembly usually held in Dharamshala. “It might have happened in the late night or early morning today. We have removed the Khalistani flags from Vidhan Sabha gate. We are investing and going to register a case,” SP Kangra Khushal Sharma said. Condemning the incident, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said the culprits will be caught soon. “I condemn the cowardly incident of raising Khalistan flags at the gate of Dharamshala Assembly Complex in the dark of night. Only the winter session of the Assembly is held there, and hence require tighter security arrangements during that time only,” he tweeted. Taking advantage of this, the cowardly incident was carried out, but the Government will not tolerate it. Wherever the culprits are, they will be caught soon. Strict action will be taken against the perpetrators of this incident, Thakur added.
SDM, Dharamshala, Shilpi Beakta said, “It is an alert call for us.”
“We received an information this morning at around 7.30 am. We have removed the flags and walls have been painted again. We are inquiring about the matter and are going to register a case under relevant sections of Himachal Pradesh Open Places (Prevention of Disfigurement Act), 1985.” The rest of the details can be shared after investigation, she added.