- Punjab minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa has been denied special security by the central government. In response to Randhawa’s letter, the Union Home Ministry said there was no threat to the minister. This information has come from the investigation of the agencies. Minister Randhawa had written a letter to the Union Home Ministry on June 17.
The Union Home Ministry has dismissed Punjab Prisons and Cooperation Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa’s apprehension of threat from any terrorist organization operating in India. In a letter sent to the Chief Secretary of Punjab, it has been said on behalf of the Ministry that after the demand of special security cover by Cabinet Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, the Ministry has got the investigation done by the central agencies.
The agencies have said in the report submitted to the ministry that no threat or threat has come to light from Randhawa from any terrorist organization or terrorist group operating in India. However, the Home Ministry also said that the general threat to Randhawa from radical organizations, anti-social elements, political rivals, and his allies cannot be ruled out. In such a situation, there is a request of the Punjab Government to provide security to Sukhjinder Randhawa after assessing the threat at the local level.
It is noteworthy that on June 17, Randhawa had written a letter to the Union Home Ministry stating that he and his family were at serious risk from the nexus of terrorists, anti-social elements, SFJs, and gangsters. In his letter, Randhawa also cited his family background in this regard. Randhawa had requested the Central Paramilitary Force (CAPF) to provide security cover to enhance the security of himself and his family.