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“Won’t Be Cowed Down By Such Threats”: Congress Leader On Hizbul Letter

Raman Bhalla stated he approached police quickly after he acquired the letter.

Jammu:

Police have registered a First Information Report (FIR) after a senior Congress chief acquired a letter from Hizbul Mujahideen threatening to focus on mainstream politicians of the Jammu area, together with Union minister Jitendra Singh, if they didn’t give up politics, officers stated on Sunday.

The two-page letter, written in Urdu on the fear group’s letter pad, was delivered by submit to senior vice chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Congress and former minister Raman Bhalla at his headquarters on Friday, the officers stated.

“We have registered a case under relevant sections of the law and further investigation is on,” Senior Superintendent of Police, Jammu, Shridhar Patil instructed PTI.

Mr Bhalla stated he approached police quickly after he acquired the letter as a radical investigation is required into the incident.

“We will not be cowed down by such threats from anti-national elements. We have stood against the terror unleashed at the behest of Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir over the past three decades and will continue to perform our duties to make J-K free of terrorism, peaceful and prosperous,” he stated.

He stated the Congress historical past is replete with the “blood of martyrs” and “I would be happy to follow the footsteps of our great leaders and sacrifice my life for the nation”.

The letter, signed by Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist commander, named 17 senior politicians of varied nationwide and regional events together with Union minister Singh, Bhalla, J-Okay BJP president Ravinder Raina, former deputy chief minister Nirmal Singh, National Conference provincial president Devender Singh Rana, Dogra Swabhiman Sangathan chief Choudhary Lal Singh and National Panthers Party chairman Harsh Dev Singh apart from a number of different former ministers, legislators and RSS functionaries.

“We warn you to renounce politics and support our cause for freedom otherwise death warrants have been issued against you. No security cover will safeguard you from us,” the letter learn, including “the work has already started and those who can attack Parliament or Red Fort can kill you as well”.

“In coming days, no Indian or politician supporting India will be left alive in Kashmir. Half of Jammu is already with us but there are some politicians who are an obstacle to our cause for freedom,” the letter stated.

Reacting to the menace, JKNPP chairman Harsh Dev Singh demanded a high-level probe and stated it appears to be a part of a conspiracy to browbeat the opposition.

“I have raised security concerns many times after receiving threats from BJP leaders in the past but instead of taking action on my complaint, I was deprived of security cover by the administration,” he stated, including he’s solely having one private safety officer regardless of being an MLA for 3 successive phrases and a former minister whereas as an odd BJP employee is given 10 safety guards with lodging and car for motion.

“The probe is necessary to unravel the truth behind the threat,” he stated.

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