Chandigarh, Wednesday, 16 November 2011
All India Sikh Students Federation (AISSF) chief Karnail Singh Peermohammad was taken in preventive custody along with two of his associates today ahead of senior BJP leader L K Advani s arrival in the city for his Jan Chetna Yatra.
Mr Peermohammad and his associates Sandeep Singh and Anshdeep were detained near the Tribune Chowk here after the Crime Branch of the Chandigarh police reportedly received information that they were likely to show black flags to the veteran BJP leader and could hurl eggs at his rath, police sources said.
Police also seized two black flags from their possession and they were being interrogated. Mr Advani’s rath yatra had faced opposition from various quarters ever since it entered Punjab on November 13. The Jan Chetna Yatra was disrupted by the activists of the Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), headed by hardline Sikh leader Simranjit Singh Mann, at Sanghera village in Barnala district on November 13.
The SAD (Amritsar) activists showed black flags and hurled eggs on Mr Advani s rath as it entered the Barnala district. They also raised slogans in favour of Khalistan and against Mr Advani. Police later detained over 30 of them. Activists of a Muslim organisation also staged protest against the Jan Chetna Yatra near Sanghera village.