Police have arrested a cab driver posing as Gurdeep Singh Jujhar, a transporter and believed to be close aide of Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, on charge of threatening the followers of Radha Soami sect that he would kill their chief Gurinder Singh Dhillon and grab his property.
The accused identified as 26-year-old Bimal Batra of Joginder Nagar, Choohadpur road, was arrested under Section 66A of Information Technology Act on Friday.
Police also seized five SIM cards from the accused, which were used to forward threatening SMSes to sect followers.
Rajdeep Singh, a resident of Samrala Chowk area, who works with a cable network company owned by Jujhar, had registered a complaint with Division No. 5 police on Thursday that he had came to know through one of his friends Kamaljit Singh that people, especially sect followers, were receiving SMSes through various numbers with the name of Jujhar, saying that he would kill the sect chief and grab his property.
Police commissioner Ishwar Singh asked CIA-1 incharge inspector Harpal Singh to investigate, who traced the number and located the accused.
"The accused is a cab driver and has worked for the company owned by Jujhar for a few days. The accused had procured SIM cards on his identity from several vendors," Harpal Singh said.
"We are questioning the accused about his motive behind such SMSes, but he has not revealed anything yet," he added.