The police have booked a youth of Khubban village in Fazilka district for raising the demand for Khalistan in the “Kisan Bachao Rally” organised by the Congress in Malout town on Friday.
Malout MLA and Deputy Speaker Ajaib Singh Bhatti was also present on the stage when one Sukhpreet Singh allegedly said if the farmers’ demands were not met, they would raise the demand of Khalistan.
As soon as the statement was made, some Congress activists among the audience stood up and condemned it. Later, Bhatti too during his public address condemned the statement.
Meanwhile, the Malout (City) police registered a case under Sections 124-A and 153-B of the IPC. The accused is however yet to be arrested.