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Damdami Taksal-Dhadrianwale slugfest: Capt Amarinder cautions Taksal from taking law into its hands

The chief minister has asked the police to enhance the security of Dhadrianwale after Damdami Taksal spokesperson Charanjit Singh Jassowal purportedly issued a death threat to kill him

The Hush Post: Even as Sikh seminary Damdami Taksal and Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale have taken their sanguinary feud to the social media, leveling serious charges against each other, Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh has stepped in, issuing a warning to Damdami Taksal and asking it to refrain from taking the law into its hands.

The chief minister has asked the police to enhance the security of Dhadrianwale after taking suo motu cognisance of an inflammatory video wherein Damdami Taksal spokesperson Charanjit Singh Jassowal had purportedly issued a death threat to kill Dhadrianwale.

The chief minister has also warned the Taksal ‘not to step out their boundaries’ while asking the police to thoroughly inspect the video.  Stating that such acts are a threat to peace and harmony, Capt. Amarinder Singh said that strict action will be taken against those found guilty.

Capt. Amarinder Singh’s warning comes in the backdrop of the fresh war of words which has erupted between the Sikh seminary and the preacher. Responding to Jassowal’s video, Dhadrianwale termed the threats as ‘dharmik goondagardi’ and also questioned the silence of Akal Takht Jathedar. “They are spreading dharmik goondagardi by twisting things. They want to dominate and are openly issuing threats,” he said in his video, referring to the ‘warning’ of ‘spraying of bullets’ in Jassowal’s speech. Jassowal’s and Dhadrianwale’s videos have gone viral on social media.

Dhadrianawale had escaped an attempt on his life in 2016 in Ludhiana while one of his followers was killed in the attack. Damdami Taksal chief Harnam Singh Dhumma had then admitted to his supporters’ role in the attack. Dhadrianwale has called Dhumma a “government agent” on social media.

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