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CM Biswa gets threat from Khalastani Outfit; Assam Police on high alert

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Guwahati: Pro- Khalistani outfit has issued a threat against the Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma via an audio message sent to dozens of Assam journalists.

According to police sources, this threat comes as eight close aides of Khalistani rebel Amritpal Singh are kept in Assam’s Dibrugarh Central jail.

In the circulated audio clip, Sikh group claimed to be Amritpal Singh’s supporters issued a threat call to Assam’ CM Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Responding to the threat, the Assam Police alerted all Superintendents of Police of all districts and the Commissioner of Police, Guwahati and has registered a case under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment (UAPA) Act, 2008.

Assam DGP G. P Singh has tweeted “Reference audio clip threatening Hon CM Assam by a person called Gurpatwant Singh Pannu, a designated individual terrorist under Indian law and heading an unlawful association called Sikh for Justice –

1. A case under appropriate sections of IPC and UAP Act has been registered at STF Police Station of Assam.
2. The security component of Hon CM has been adequately sensitised to the emerging threat.
3. In view of global events, the threat is being taken very seriously by Assam Police.
4. The central agencies have been kept in the loop on the issue.”

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