Ghaziabad: An FIR was registered on Saturday on a complaint alleging that Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait, who has been participating in the agitation against the farm laws, received a death threat on his phone, a senior police officer said. Also Read - World's Biggest Vaccination Drive to be Launched Today, Farmers-Centre Talks Reach no Conclusion: Check Top Headlines at This Hour
City Superintendent of Police (II) Gyanendra Singh said that Tikait’s personal assistant Arjun Baliyan lodged the complaint that an unidentified caller had threatened to kill the farmer leader. Also Read - Farm Laws Stir: Police Stop Congress Workers With Water Cannon in Punjab; Hooda, Other Leaders Detained in Haryana
The phone number mentioned in the complaint is under surveillance and efforts are on to identify the caller, he told PTI. The call was received on Saturday evening. Also Read - Deadlock Continues as Centre-farmers Talks Remain Inconclusive, Next Meet on Jan 19
An FIR has been registered at Kaushambi police station under section 507 (criminal intimidation by an anonymous communication) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the SP said.
Police force was already deployed in adequate strength at the Gazipur border protest site, the officer said.
The farmers associated with the BKU are protesting at Gazipur since November 28 to press for the repeal of the three new agri laws, joining thousands of farmers, mainly from Punjab and Haryana, who are on a sit-in at other sites on the borders of the national capital.