The caller asked advocates and judges not to help Prime Minister Narendra Modi. SFJ also claimed responsibility for blocking PM Modi's convoy on January 5.
The Supreme Court Advocates on Record (AoR) received threat calls allegedly from Khalistani group Sikhs for Justice (SFJ). The caller asked the advocates and judges not to help Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The group also claimed responsibility for blocking the route of PM Modi in Punjab on January 5.
The transcript of the phone call read, "Messages for SC Judges which are hearing Modi's Petition today. Do not help Modi regime and file cases against Punjab Sikh farmers. SFJ is responsible for blocking Modi in Ferozepur. Supreme Court Judges, remember 1984 Sikh Genocide. You could not find one killer. You were quite at the thousands of the deaths of Sikh farmers. If you help Modi today, Supreme Court Judges, this will be the most disgraceful act that would be committed by you. Messages from Sikhs for Justice General Council from USA and we take the responsibility for blocking Modi in Punjab."
The Supreme Court Monday (January 10) appointed a committee led by a retired Supreme Court judge to investigate the security lapse on January 5 in Punjab.
PM Modi was in Punjab on January 5 to participate in many public meetings. His convoy was stuck on a flyover in Punjab's Ferozepur for over 20 minutes when some 'protestors' had blocked the way. Many lapses were found in the security of the prime minister.
Taking cognisance of the security lapse, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued a press statement. It said, "The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) taking cognisance of this serious security lapse has sought a detailed report from the state government. The State Government has also been asked to fix responsibility for this lapse and take strict action."
It added, "The Prime Minister's schedule and travel plan was communicated well in advance to the Punjab Government. As per procedure, they have to make necessary arrangements for logistics, security as well as keep a contingency plan ready. Also, in view of the contingency plan, the Punjab Government has to deploy additional security to secure any movement by road, which were clearly not deployed."
When the prime minister visits any state, the chief minister, state DGP and chief secretary receive the prime minister and accompany him. But, in Punjab's case, all there were absent from the prime minister's convoy. The state's home minister, home secretary and Ferozepur district collector were also missing from the MP's convoy.
Advocate Vishnu Jain, who had received one such call, told Times Now, "I received two calls. It said that we take responsibility for blocking the PM's cavalcade. It was a pre-recorded message of 47 seconds."