Steps Up Checks Over ‘Khalistan’ Referendum Call
Himachal Pradesh is on high alert after Khalistan flags were found tied on the main gate and slogans scrawled on the walls of the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly complex on Sunday.
Interstate borders have been sealed and police barricades placed there. Strict vigil of hotels and other “probable hideouts” has also been ordered. Bomb disposal units have been put on high alert and security strengthened for critical state infrastructure, the official order said.
The “sealing” of the border implies strict checks on vehicles and people entering the hilly state, police said.
HP Director General of Police Kundu said Pannun has been booked as the main accused under section 13 of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and sections 153 A and 153 B of the India Penal Code, besides section 3 of the HP Open Places (Prevention of Disfigurement) Act, 1985.