The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday filed an FIR under the Unlawful Activities Act against unknown persons for hoisting Pakistani and Lashker-e-Tayyeba (LeT) flags and writing anti-India graffiti on the high security Hari Parbat fort overlooking Srinagar.
“We have started investigation and we hope to arrest persons involved in the act soon,” a police officer said.
The fort houses a large contingent of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel. The CRPF said they were inside the fort and have no information about who wrote the graffiti on the outer walls of the fort and hoisted the flags.
“The flags have been pasted on the outer walls of the Hari Parbat fort. The police have taken up the matter and have started the investigation,” CRPF public relations officer Sudhir Kumar said.
The pictures have gone viral on Facebook.
In the aftermath of the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru on February 9, pro-freedom graffiti has been seen in different parts of Srinagar.
In 1990, when militancy flared up in the Valley, the fort was closed for the public.
In recent years the government had tried several times to reopen the fort to attract tourists, but has not been successful so far.