Police quiz 6 suspects for hoisting LeT, Pakistan flags

Police quiz 6 suspects for hoisting LeT, Pakistan flags

A day after flags of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Pakistan surfaced at the high-security Hariparbat fort that houses a para-military CRPF camp here, the Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday questioned six suspects in this regard.

Graffiti like “Welcome Taliban” and “Go India Go Back” were also found to be painted on the walls of the fort, which has left security agencies on tenterhooks.

A senior police officer told Deccan Herald that six suspects from old city areas were detained by the police for questioning after the incident.

“We are trying to extract information from them, but so far nothing has been established,” he said.Inspector General Police  (Kashmir range) Abdul Gani Mir said FIR had been lodged and the investigations started to detain persons responsible for unlawful activities.

“We have taken cognizance of the issue and the FIR number 13ULAPA (Unlawful Activities Prevention Act) has been lodged in this regard. After proper investigations action will be taken,” he said.

Public Relations Officer of the CRPF Sudhir Kumar denied that the flags were hoisted on the premises of their camp.

“Yes, it is true that the fort is housing our camp but the flags were hoisted on the outermost wall of the fort where there is no deployment of CRPF,” he said.It is the second similar incident after the execution of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru on February 9 when unidentified people raised graffiti on shops at city centre Lal Chowk and warned Jammu and Kashmir Police.

The graffiti painted in the dark of night on March 14 read, “J&K police we are coming.” Interestingly, both times the graffiti were found at historic places in Srinagar.

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