No clean chit to Khalistan extremists, Australian police rejects ‘Hindu hand’ in Brisbane temple attack

After media reports emerged blaming Hindus rather than Khalistan extremists for vandalizing a temple in Brisbane on March 4, Queensland Police have clarified that they have not come to any such conclusion nor have they made any suggestion to that effect. No statement has been issued.

In fact, the police said that they have already registered a case due to a lack of evidence and they will investigate further whenever new information is received.

On March 4 this year, the Sri Lakshmi Narayana Temple in Brisbane’s Burbank suburb was defaced with graffiti, allegedly by Khalistan extremists. Five Hindu temples have been vandalized and destroyed in the last eight months, yet no arrests have been made so far.

Firstpost has seen the Queensland Police response which they sent to ‘Australia Today’ via email. “After completing multiple lines of investigation, officers have registered this case for further investigation,” police said in an email.

Queensland Police response

“The Queensland Police Service (QPS) launched an investigation into reports of vandalism at the Demar Street, Burbank, address, which reportedly occurred between 9:00pm on Friday, March 3 and 9:00am on Saturday, March 4, 2023. It happened between.

QPS takes all cases of threats against cultural and religious communities extremely seriously.

“Reports suggesting that Khalistanis have been acquitted of this attack are ridiculous. The basis of the report appears to be a comment made in Freedom of Information documents obtained by Khalistani supporters. Australian Hindu Media president Amrendra Singh posted on Twitter that, among many other information, a document included a ‘theory’ that the attack could have been carried out by individuals other than Khalistanis.

“There is not enough evidence to support this ‘theory’. The suggestion that Hindus would deface their place of worship is baseless and absurd,” Singh said.

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Everyone in Queensland has the right to feel safe and not feel threatened or victimized. QPS urges anyone who feels threatened or intimidated by the actions of others to contact police.

QPS is committed to community safety and connecting with people in our culturally diverse society to help foster better relationships, advance interfaith partnerships and create platforms for community engagement.

QPS works closely with other state and federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies to understand, investigate, and respond to potential incidents of extremism of any kind.

After several lines of inquiry were exhausted, authorities closed the case pending further information.

“Investigators are appealing to anyone with information to come forward and make an anonymous report.”