The Khalistani Organisation ‘Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) threatened former Supreme Court Justice Indu Malhotra who has been given the responsibility to probe the Prime Minister Security Lapse case by the Supreme Court of India. The fundamentalist organisation called the retired Justice and told her that she will not be allowed to investigate the matter.
The SFJ along with Justice Indu Malhotra has given a voice note to several other lawyers, said the committee headed by the former Supreme Court judge.
The Sikh organisation said that between the Prime Minister and the Sikhs, only one has to be chosen. They also said that they are preparing a list of Supreme Court lawyers. This is not the first time that a Khalistani organisation has threatened the lawyers and Judges of the nation.
Supreme Court Bar Association wrote a letter to Justice Indu Malhotra requesting for an investigation into the matter of threats to the lawyers.
The SFJ further said that they won’t allow the Prime Minister to hoist the National flag at the Red Fort on the Republic Day that is on 26th January.
A Supreme Court lawyer urged the former Justice to take action against the threatening calls, he said that till now he has been threatened 5 times.
“I am getting phone calls from UK numbers. Gurpatwant Singh Pannu of SFJ is threatening me. SFG is saying that it will identify the lawyers. Lawyers have put themselves in danger by filing complaints. He has threatened to stop Justice Indu Malhotra from investigation as well as hoist the Khalistani flag at the Red Fort on Republic Day.”Nishant Katneshwarkar, lawyer
On January 12, based on Advocate Vishnu’s complaint, the Delhi Police had registered an FIR with regard to the threatening calls that were received by the lawyers of the Supreme Court.
The FIR was registered by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police under Sections153, 153-A, 506 of the Indian Penal Code read with sections 13,16,18 and 20 of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).
The caller warned the Supreme Court judges to refrain from hearing the PIL seeking a probe into the security breach on the ground that the Supreme Court has not been able to punish the culprits of the 1985 anti-Sikh riots.
A bench of Chief Justice of India NV Ramana and Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli had constituted an inquiry committee headed by former Judge, Justice Indu Malhotra to probe the PM’s security breach in Punjab on January 5.