Pro-Khalistan slogans on walls in Rajasthan's Hanumangarh

Oct 25, 2023

Police in the state are in a tizzy after pro-Khalistan slogans were found written on the walls of the Hanumangarh railway yard on Tuesday morning.

Among them was a threat to create 'Khalistan' in Rajasthan. A video is also going viral in which pro-Khalistan slogans are accompanied by the voice of Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, a leader of the banned outfit Sikhs for Justice, making similar threats.

In the video, threats have also been issued to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, actor Amitabh Bachchan and some other prominent persons.

Intelligence and security agencies have taken the matter seriously, as they fear an attempt to create disturbance in Hanumangarh district that has a large Sikh population.

The Government Railway Police (GRP) has registered a case in the matter. 

SP Rajiv Pachar said that on receiving information about the slogans, police reached the spot along with the GRP and started an investigation.

Since the railway yard is located in a deserted area, with no CCTV, the cops found no clue about the Khalistan supporters. But police suspect some people from Punjab, who had travelled to Hanumangarh by train, might be behind the mischief.