The Punjab Police has registered a case against an unidentified person for issuing a death threat to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.
The case was registered after a poster was put up — in which it was written that a reward of Rs 10 lakh would be given to the person who will kill Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. The poster was found stuck on a guide map in Sector 66 and 67 in Mohali.
Police have launched an investigation to nab the accused person.
Police sources said that the poster seems to have been printed at a cyber cafe. An email address — [email protected] — was found on the poster and the cyber team is verifying it, an official said.
“We have seized the poster and have registered a case under section 504, 506, 120B of IPC and section 3, 4 and 5 of Punjab Prevention of Defacement of Property Ordinance Act. The email ID mentioned on the poster is also being verified. The matter has been handed over to the cybercrime team. Investigations are on.” IO police station phase 11, Sohan Singh said.
Amarinder Singh was scheduled to visit Mohali on December 31, 2020, to dedicate Kharar-Chandigarh High bridge to the people.
This is not the first time when CM Amarinder Singh was targeted by anti-social elements. On December 14, miscreants had defaced a hoarding at Balongi-Kumbhda road in Mohali. Amarinder Singh’s face on the hoarding was painted black.
The role of Khalistani elements is suspected behind the two incidents, sources said. Outlawed Khalistani organisation Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) had previously issued death threats to the chief minister.