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Threat to Indian flag from Khalistan banner during G20 meet? Delhi Police starts probe

The audio warns of removing the Indian National Flag from Delhi's Pragati Maidan - which is to host a high-profile G20 meeting in September - and replaced with a Khalistan banner.

The audio warns of removing the Indian National Flag from Delhi's Pragati Maidan - which is to host a high-profile G20 meeting in September - and replaced with a Khalistan banner. (Bloomberg)Premium
The audio warns of removing the Indian National Flag from Delhi's Pragati Maidan - which is to host a high-profile G20 meeting in September - and replaced with a Khalistan banner. (Bloomberg)

Delhi Police has received an audio recording from an unknown number that says that the Indian Flag will be replaced with a Khalistan banner during the important Group of 20 meeting to be held at Pragati Maidan in September. 

A report by news agency ANI suggests that Delhi Police has started an investigation into the audio recording. 

The audio warns of removing the Indian National Flag from Delhi's Pragati Maidan - which is to host a high-profile G20 meeting in September - and replaced with a Khalistan banner.

A First Information Report (FIR) was registered at the police station at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport.  The audio recording was reportedly received by a passenger flying into the national capital.

The threat to the Indian National Flag comes through the audio recording comes days after the same was attacked at the India High Commission, or India House in London. 

Khalistan supporters, angered with Punjab government's decision to start a crackdown to arrest radical preacher and leader of pro-Khalistan outfit Amritpal Singh, had vandalised India House in London tearing down the Indian National Flag.

India had lodged a strong protest against the developments in London, besides diplomatic demonstrations the Indian side reduced security around the British high commission and the envoy’s official resident in Delhi this week.

The protest in London on March 19 began hours after Punjab Police launched a statewide manhunt against pro-Khalistani separatist preacher Amritpal Singh and his followers, arresting nearly 100 people after suspending mobile internet and text messaging services across the state.

Meanwhile, a new CCTV footage of fugitive Amritpal Singh emerged on Saturday purportedly showing him wearing a jacket and trousers and speaking on a mobile phone.

In the footage, the 'Waris Punjab De' outfit chief could be seen holding a bag with his face covered with a white cloth. His key associate Papalpreet Singh could also be seen in the footage.

(This is a developing story, more details are awaited)

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Published: 25 Mar 2023, 07:47 PM IST
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