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Saturday, 21 November 2020

SAD: Bikram Singh Majithia’s Z+ cover removed over farm politics

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 20

The Centre has withdrawn Z+ security cover to former Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) minister Bikram Singh Majithia citing low threat perception. This comes a month-and-a-half after the SAD snapped ties with the BJP government over the farm laws.

The SAD condemned the BJP-led Union Government decision, saying it was arbitrary, dictatorial and politically motivated. Sources said Majithia had a Punjab Police cover of four gunmen.

Party spokesperson Dr Daljit Singh Cheema said the security cover had been withdrawn as the SAD had stood firmly with farmers against the agriculture laws as well as denial of official language status to Punjabi in Jammu and Kashmir.

The SAD leader said the Z+ cover had been given to Majithia in 2010 during the UPA government on the basis of a threat perception.

Cheema said Majithia continued to be a target of Pakistan-based anti-national elements and gangsters who had openly threatened to eliminate him. Majithia, who is recuperating from Covid-19, could not be contacted for a comment.

from The Tribune

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