Suspected SFJ Operative Arrested for Pro-Khalistan Graffiti |

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New Delhi: A suspected operative of banned outfit Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) has been arrested for alleged involvement in spray-painting pro-Khalistan graffiti in west Delhi on Republic Day.
The accused, Jasvinder alias Lucky, is a cab driver from Tilak Nagar. He told police that he needed Rs 15,000 urgently for his rent and his handler, identified as Gagandeep Singh, an associate of SFJ chief Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, offered to pay him a large sum in exchange for “assignments”.
During questioning, Jasvinder said at his handler’s behest, he defaced the wall of an MCD park in Tilak Nagar with pro-Khalistan graffiti and slogans on Jan 26. He even recorded a video of the graffiti and sent it to Gagandeep, who is a small-time businessman based in the US. However, Jasvinder claimed he was duped and never received any payment from Gagandeep despite repeated demands.
Earlier, following the incident, police had registered a case under Section 3 of the Prevention of Defacement of Property Act. Multiple teams were formed and footage from about 500 CCTV cameras was analysed, leading to identification of the accused.
“We traced the suspect’s route and identified his vehicle. On the night of Jan 30, the team received a tip-off that Jasvinder resided in Vishnu Garden area and was going to commit similar offences in other parts of the city. A team comprising inspector Raghuveer Singh and others conducted a raid and arrested him,” DCP (Dwarka) Ankit Singh said.
A car, spray-paint cans and a mobile phone allegedly used in the crime were also seized. Cops have sent the phone to the forensic unit for examination. The chats on the device are being retrieved for analysis.tnn
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