JAMMU, Apr 5: District Magistrate, Jammu, Simrandeep Singh today ordered detention of one Joginder Singh, a resident of Jandyal in Bhalwal tehsil under Public Safety Act (PSA) for threatening a revenue official from doing Girdawri in his area.
Joginder Singh alias Kaku, son of Balak Raj of Jandyal, whom several cases have been registered in Police Stations of Gharota, Kanachak and Domana, threatened to kill the Patwari Halqa Jandyal, Tehsil Bhalwal.
The Patwari, who was inspecting the fields, along with Chowkidar and others, was threatened by the accused that if he visited the village for Girdawari, his dead body would be sent to his native village in Doda.
The entire Patwar Association was shaken by this and approached the Deputy Commissioner and appealed to him to take harshest possible action, failing which they would go on State wide strike.
It is pertinent to mention that the district administration had on March 27 issued a calendar for Rabi Girdawri of all 919 villages of Jammu district.
The exercise began on April 1 and this incident took place on the very first day.
The accused was earlier booked in several cases on charges of murder and attempt to murder and is a known land grabber.
The SDM, Jammu North conducted an enquiry into the matter on April 2 and recommended Public Safety Act against the accused.