New Delhi, Sept 29 (ILNS) The Delhi High Court today adjourned the plea filed by Swami Chakrapani seeking Z-Security on account of threat from underworld dons Chota Shakeel and Dawood Ibrahim.
A Single Judge Bench of Justice Rekha Palli adjourned the matter as Delhi Police wanted to
submit certain sensitive information, before the court.
Proxy Counsel for the petitioner submitted before the court that, Swami Chakrapani had
received death threats from Chota Shakeel and Dawood Ibrahim on account of purchase of
a vehicle belonging to Dawood. He added, on the account of the death threats received, in
2015 Swami Chakrapani had received Z security.
Proxy Counsel for the petitioner further submitted that, on September 4, 2021 another
threat was received by Swami Chakrapani stating, he would be killed, the same way as
Kamlesh Tiwari. He apprised the court that Kamlesh Tiwari was a politician who was killed in Lucknow, in spite of the security provided to him.
Proxy Counsel for the petitioner informed the court that without reason, his security has
been reduced to X category from Z category. He added, the said security is absolutely
inadequate and hence there is a grave threat to Swami Chakrapani’s life.
Advocate Ajay Digpaul appearing on behalf of Centre informed the court that, the security
provided is on the basis of an assessment carried out by the Commissioner of Police.
Counsel for Delhi Police sought time as the matter at hand, involved certain sensitive
information and the counsels require further instructions from Delhi Police.
The petition avers, Swami Chakrapani in 2015 bought a car in auction at Hotel Diplomat
Mumbai on December 9, 2015, belonging to the global terrorist Dawood Ibrahim, the very
next day, Swami received a threat from Chota Shakeel.
According to the petition on December 23, 2015, Swami Chakrapani along with his followers publicly burnt the said car at a public gathering at Indirapuram, Ghaziabad.
Ever since this incident Swami Chakrapani has received numerous threats, from Dawood and his aides. The petition further avers, on June 2, 2016 the Special Cell team intercepted and arrested four henchmen with arms, headed by ‘Junaid Chaudhary’, who had taken a supari of Rs.5 Lakhs from Dawood Ibrahim and Chota Shakeel to eliminate Swami Chakrapani,
The plea further states that on June 7, 2017 the above-mentioned henchman ‘Junaid Chaudhary’ along with his associates was gain apprehended with arms and ammunition near Wazirabad, where the Ashram of Swami Chakrapani is situated.
According to the petition, on September 23, 2021, The Government downgraded the Z
security to X security without any reason, leaving Swami Chakrapani vulnerable to attacks by Chota Shakeel, Dawood Ibrahim and their associates.
The matter has been listed for further hearing on October 5, 2021./ILNS/KR/SNG/