‘Khalistanis’ have infiltrated farmers protest, will show IB inputs: Centre tells SC

The central government Tuesday, during the hearing on pleas challenging the constitutional validity of farm laws, in Supreme Court claimed that ‘Khalistanis’ have infiltrated the ongoing farmers’ protest on Delhi borders.

The claim made by Attorney General K K Venugopal came in response when the Bench headed by Chief Justice of India S A Bobde enquired about the charges by one of the parties that a banned outfit, ‘Sikhs for Justice’, was aiding the protests.

“We have been informed there is a Khalistani infiltration in the protests,” the Attorney General said in response, adding that he will file an affidavit along with the necessary inputs of the intelligence bureau (IB).

The bench comprising CJI Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian has asked Venugopal to file the affidavit by Wednesday.

Protest site at Delhi’s Singhu border

During the hearing, senior advocate P S Narasimha, appearing on behalf of the ‘Indian Kisan Union’, which supports the new farm laws, had alleged that some banned organisations have been fuelling the protests of farmers.

“These kinds of protests can be dangerous,” he said, adding that organisations such as “Sikhs for Justice” are involved in these agitations.

The bench then told Venugopal that somebody has made an allegation on record that there are some banned organisations which are helping the protest.

“Will you confirm this or deny?” it asked the AG.

The Attorney General said: “We have…

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