'Won't Be Cowed Down By Such Threats': Congress Leader On Hizbul Letter

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


Police have registered a First Info 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 mentioned on Sunday.

The 2-page letter, written in Urdu on the fear group’s letter pad, was delivered by put up to senior vp of Jammu and Kashmir Congress and former minister Raman Bhalla at his headquarters on Friday, the officers mentioned.

“We’ve registered a case beneath related sections of the regulation and additional investigation is on,” Senior Superintendent of Police, Jammu, Shridhar Patil instructed PTI.

Mr Bhalla mentioned he approached police quickly after he acquired the letter as an intensive investigation is required into the incident.

“We is not going to be cowed down by such threats from anti-national components. We’ve stood in opposition to the fear unleashed on the behest of Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir over the previous three many years and can proceed to carry out our duties to make J-Ok freed from terrorism, peaceable and affluent,” he mentioned.

He mentioned the Congress historical past is replete with the “blood of martyrs” and “I’d be glad to comply with the footsteps of our nice leaders and sacrifice my life for the nation”.

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

“We warn you to surrender politics and assist our trigger for freedom in any other case dying warrants have been issued in opposition to you. No safety cowl will safeguard you from us,” the letter learn, including “the work has already began and those that can assault Parliament or Pink Fort can kill you as properly”.

“In coming days, no Indian or politician supporting India will probably be left alive in Kashmir. Half of Jammu is already with us however there are some politicians who’re an impediment to our trigger for freedom,” the letter mentioned.

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

“I’ve raised safety issues many occasions after receiving threats from BJP leaders prior to now however as an alternative of taking motion on my grievance, I used to be disadvantaged of safety cowl by the administration,” he mentioned, 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 unusual BJP employee is given 10 safety guards with lodging and automobile for motion.

“The probe is critical to unravel the reality behind the menace,” he mentioned.