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Amarinder warns Damdami Taksal over ‘death threat’ to Dhadrianwale

Punjab CM also orders police to enhance Dhadrianwale’s security, and examine video in which the purported death threat is reported to have been issued to him.

punjab Updated: May 25, 2018 14:46 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh/Amritsar
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Capt Amarinder Singh issued a ‘stern warning’ to the Sikh organisation.(HT File )

Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday issued a “stern warning” to the Sikh organisation Damdami Taksal over their alleged threats to Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale, cautioning them against any attempt to take the law into their hands.

The CM also ordered the police to enhance Dhadrianwale’s security, and thoroughly examine the video in which the purported death threat is reported to have been issued to him, according to an official release. The video, which went viral on May 20, allegedly shows the Taksal’s spokesperson, Charanjit Singh Jassowal, issuing a death threat to Dhadrianwale, who had escaped an attempt on his life two years ago. Ordering an investigation into the matter, the CM asked the police to identify and scrutinise the video and take suitable action, under the law, against the perpetrators.

He told the Taksal not to step out of its religious boundaries, and warned that he would treat any such “intimidatory acts” as a threat to the state’s peace and harmony and those found guilty would face stern action, added the release. He said he would not tolerate the “misuse of religion to spread terror or score personal brownie points”. “I am completely in favour of granting full freedom to religious organisations to propagate and uphold their religious tenets, but will not allow them to indulge in any act that has the potential to disturb the peace and amity of the state,” he said.

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First Published: May 25, 2018 14:45 IST