Walls of several metro stations across Delhi were found defaced with pro-Khalistan graffiti

Debjit Mukherjee: Walls of several metro stations across Delhi were found defaced with pro-Khalistan graffiti ahead of the G20 summit on September 9-10, police said on Sunday.

Slogans such as ‘Delhi Banega Khalistan’ and ‘Khalistan Referendum Zindabad’ were found sprayed in black on the walls of metro stations, including Punjabi Bagh, Shivaji Park, Madipur, Paschim Vihar, Udyog Nagar and Maharaja Surajmal Stadium — all located in west Delhi.

According to the Delhi Police, activists of the banned Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) were present in multiple metro stations, including Shivaji Park and Punjabi Bagh and wrote pro-Khalistan slogans.

A wall of Government Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya in Nangloi was also found defaced with anti-India graffiti.

Delhi Police’s Special Cell is now actively involved in the matter and has been deployed at various locations.

According to the DCP (metro), all the graffiti written on the walls of the metro stations has been removed.

The CCTV footage is being scanned to find out the suspects and arrest them as soon as possible.

Separately, the outlawed Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) released footage of the walls of several Delhi metro stations being defaced with pro-Khalistan graffiti, police said.

Its chief Gurpatwant Singh Pannu said in the video that a so-called Khalistan referendum will be held in Surrey, Canada on September 10, the day when the G20 summit will be ongoing in Delhi.