By Jiatrth Jai Bharadwaj and Amit Sarwal
Victoria Police has arrested three men in relation to alleged violence against Indian-Australians at Federation Square in Melbourne on 29th January.
Two men were arrested on the day, with a further three arrested this week that includes:
• A 23-year-old man from Kalkallo charged with affray an unlawful assault;
• A 39-year-old man from Strathtulloh charged with affray and violent disorder; and
• A 36-year-old from Craigieburn charged with affray and violent disorder.
Police were in attendance at a Khalistan Referendum event when these thugs allegedly attack Indian-Australian peacefully protesting their extremist ideology at about 12.45 pm and 4.30 pm.
Police have alleged that flag poles were used by several Khalistan supporters as weapons that caused physical injuries to multiple victims.
Two victims, one with laceration to their head and another with a hand injury, were treated at the scene by paramedics.
Several other victims sustained injuries and required medical treatment.
In both alleged incidents, police quickly responded to separate and disperse the crowd. OC spray was used in the second incident.
All those charged this week have been bailed to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 8 August.
The investigation remains ongoing and Victoria Police are making enquiries to identify and apprehend any further alleged offenders from the day.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppersvic.com.auExternal Link