The Delhi Police have apprehended two individuals in Punjab in connection with the pro-Khalistan messages and slogans that were recently discovered on the walls of several Delhi Metro stations. The graffiti, which included slogans such as “Delhi Banega Khalistan” and “Khalistan Zindabad,” appeared on the walls of at least five metro stations on August 27. The suspects were identified and located based on CCTV footage from the station areas. The investigation is ongoing to determine the full extent of their involvement.
The incident has raised concerns, especially given its proximity to the upcoming G20 leaders’ summit scheduled to take place in New Delhi from September 8 to 10. The appearance of pro-Khalistan slogans on metro station walls adds a layer of complexity to the security situation surrounding the event.
The banned outfit Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) chief, Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, who is currently abroad and evading Indian law enforcement, claimed responsibility for the graffiti in a video circulating on social media. However, the authenticity of the video is yet to be independently verified.
The graffiti was reportedly applied in the early hours of August 27 when metro train services and stations were closed. This marks the second incident of its kind in the city between January and August. Prior to the Republic Day celebrations in January, similar pro-Khalistan slogans had appeared on walls in multiple locations in western parts of Delhi.
Security officials and law enforcement agencies are closely monitoring the situation as investigations unfold. The apprehension of the two individuals provides a lead in understanding the motives behind the graffiti and any potential links to larger groups or organizations.
Sources By Agencies