Prime News, National (Chandigarh), September 18:- Punjab Police busted a secessionist module of the banned Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) on Friday after conducting a raid in Ludhiana district’s Khanna. The police arrested three SFJ members and recovered lakhs of pamphlets, that instigated secessionist activities, from them during the raid.
The SFJ was banned by the Indian government in July 2019 under the UA(P) Act for promoting separatist agenda and violent militancy in Punjab. Their activities were aimed at creating a divide between communities and disturbing the peace and communal harmony in the state.
The arrested persons were identified as Gurwinder Singh, resident of Khanna, and Jagwinder Singh and Sukhdev Singh of Punjab’s Rupnagar district. The police also booked Gurpatwant Singh Pannu, Harpreet Singh, Bikramjeet Singh and Gursahai Makhu — all based in the USA — and Jagjeet Singh Mangat of Khanna.
The police, in presence of a duty magistrate, conducted raids in Khanna city’s Rampur village and recovered over 2.84 lakh pamphlets carrying messages of ‘Referendum 2020’. ‘Referendum 2020’ is a campaign run by the SFJ for separating Punjab from India. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).