HP Police Seek RCN Against SFJ’s Pannu

| Updated: 10 May, 2022 3:01 pm IST
Sikh For Justice chief Gurpatwant Singh Pannu

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh Police is seeking the help of Interpol to get a red corner notice (RCN) issued against US-based Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) founder Gurpatwant Singh Pannu who claimed responsibility for hoisting the Khalistani flags outside the state Vidhan Sabha in Dharamsala.

“A red corner notice is being issued by the police against Gurpatwant Singh Pannu with the help of Interpol and soon, legal proceedings will be initiated and a chargesheet will be filed against him in the court,” Director General of Police Sanjay Kundu said in a press statement on Monday.

He said that in the past, misleading and threatening messages have been received on the mobile numbers of the general public, journalists and public representatives and on their social media accounts through social media and modern communication techniques used by Pannu.

In the last week of July 2021, Pannu had sent a one-minute recorded message to some people, journalists and public representatives of the state on their mobiles. In that message, he had threatened not to unfurl the Indian Tricolour on August 15.

In another similar message, he had blamed the government for the anti-farmer law and threatened the people of Himachal Pradesh to stay at home on August 15.

A case in this regard was registered by the State Intelligence Department at the cyber crime police station in Shimla under the Unlawful Activities (Provision) Act.

The audio messages were analysed by the forensic science laboratory in Junga, in which the suspicious voice was found to be that of Pannun, said the DGP.

He said an analysis of the internet protocol address during the investigation had also revealed that these messages were transmitted from the USA using a web application.

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