DEWAS, July 14 (TNS): Unidentified persons wrote ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ on the walls of an under-construction slaughter house and left a piece of green cloth in Tonkkhurd of Dewas district, the Indian media reported on Friday.
Tension spread in the area when messages hailing Pakistan were found on the walls of a slaughter house being constructed by the local civic body in the outskirts of the Indian town.
“Unidentified persons wrote the message ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ on the walls of the under-construction slaughter house with a brick and left behind a green cloth. Soon after the matter came to [the] fore, civic body authorities wiped it clean,” Tonkkhurd police station in-charge Jaygopal Choukse said
Police have booked unknown persons for spreading enmity among communities under Section 153-A of the IPC, he said.
“The perpetrators had drawn a kite, moon and stars with the message. It also carried the name ‘MIM’ indicating at an organization,” Choukse said.
“The word ‘MIM’ and kite (election symbol) indicated at Telangana-based All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen or AIMIM headed by MP Asaduddin Owaisi,” he said.
The green cloth found on the spot was not a portion of flag, it has been seized by the police.
The police, who consider it to be an act of a miscreant attempting to disturb harmony, have launched a full-scale investigation into the matter. “We have zoomed in on some suspects and are getting their phone call details,” Choukse said.
Soon after the matter came to fore, a delegation of residents submitted a memorandum in the name of the president, to Sonkutchh SDM Neeraj Khare and tehsildar KL Tiwari. The residents termed the incident an attempt to disturb communal harmony and sought immediate action against the accused. Choukse also called a meeting of local peace committee to ensure that calm prevails.