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'Deputy CM poses threat to my life'

india Updated: Jul 27, 2013 23:47 IST
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Public relation officer to the deputy chief minister Tara Chand has alleged that he is facing death threat from him.

PRO Krishan Kumar Sharma said that he managed to run away from Kashmir, as the deputy chief minister was constantly threatening him.

"I even approached Pouni Chak police post, along with my wife and children, to file a complaint against the deputy chief minister, but the police officials refused to register a complaint," the PRO said.

Inspector general police, Jammu, Rakesh Kumar said that the police have received a complaint in this regard and have informed their counterpart in Kashmir about it.

"We did receive a complaint. But since the case pertains to Kashmir police jurisdiction we have accordingly informed them about it," the IGP said.

The PRO alleged that he was not allowed to move out from his home in Sriangar and he somehow managed to flee, as he felt threatened.

The PRO has also alleged that he is in possession of a CD, which allegedly contains several misdeeds of the minister.

Meanwhile, supporters of deputy chief minister held a demonstration in Jammu against the allegations made by the PRO.

About 500 people staged a protest in city on Saturday alleging that some people with vested political interests were deliberately levelling false against the minister to malign his image.
The protesters said that some people who were envious of the popularity and commendable work done by the deputy CM were cooking up stories to defame him.

BJP wants deputy CM to resign on moral grounds

Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has demanded impartial inquiry into the serious allegations levelled against deputy chief minister Tara Chand by his own PRO Kewal Sharma.
Party state president Jugal Kishore Sharma said that Tara Chand should resign from the post on moral grounds.

He said his continuation as the deputy chief minister is also likely to influence the course of inquiry.

Sharma said that the Congress is always prompt in demanding resignations from Opposition leaders adding that this was an opportunity for then to prove their credibility by applying the same yardsticks on its own leaders.

The BJP state unit chief said that the chief minister should take cognisance of the seriousness of the matter and sack the deputy chief minister if he fails to resign on his own.