New Delhi, August 13: The Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), a Khalistan-backed organization active in the US, has announced a bounty of $ 125,000 for hoisting the Khalistan flag at the Red Fort on August 15 in India on the occasion of Independence Day.
Earlier, the Intelligence Bureau (IB) alerted security agencies about the SFJ’s motive, but now the security agencies in the capital Delhi have increased more vigilance regarding the flag hoisting announcement.
Gurpatwant Singh Pannu, legal advisor to the banned Khalistani organization SFJ, which is plotting against India, has put a message on social networking sites.
According to him, if someone hoists the Khalistan flag on the Red Fort on August 15, he will be awarded a reward of $ 125,000.
Pannu said that August 15 reminds us of the tragedy that happened in 1947 during partition. Nothing has changed for us.
On the message of the Khalistani terrorist, Indian security agencies say that the legal screws have been tightening for the last 2 months. 6 FIRs have been registered against Pannu and his associates. His new message is an attempt by SFJ to create terror.
High officials of Delhi Police are keeping a close watch on the suspects. More than 45 thousand security personnel will be guarded on the occasion of Independence Day.
Apart from this, more than two thousand snipers will be deployed on high-rise buildings in a radius of 5 km around the Red Fort.
The pro-Khalistan group announced last month that it had announced its separatist agenda ‘Referendum-2020’ during the Independence Day celebrations in front of Indian embassies in the US, UK, Canada, Italy, Germany, France, Australia and New Zealand on August 15.
Apart from this, the SFJ which was banned by the Ministry of Home Affairs in July 2019 to advocate ‘Referendum 2020’ has started its online voter registration for ‘Referendum 2020’ through separate portals in Punjab, Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir from July 4. Attempted, but the organization reportedly could not gather support. With this, every anti-India effort of this organization has so far failed.
According to sources, Pannu’s mail is being investigated by security agencies. Also, on Independence Day, a case can be registered soon regarding the threatening message that hoisted the Khalistani flag at the Red Fort. At present, the security arrangements in the capital Delhi have been beefed up following his warning.