All India Kisan Coordination Committee's official spokesperson confirmed that Mann withdrew from the SC committee after receiving threats from Canada.
The court-appointed panel consisted of four members - president of Bhartiya Kisan Union -Bhupender Singh Mann, president of Shetkari Sanghatana -Anil Ghanwant, Ashok Gulati, who is an Agricultural Scientist and director for South Asia of International Food Policy Research Institute, Pramod K Joshi.
On Jan. 14, Bhupinder Singh Mann announced that he was recusing himself from the four-member committee set up by the Supreme Court.
After making the decision, Mann was quoted in a The Hindu report, as saying, "As a farmer myself and a union leader, in view of the prevailing sentiments and apprehensions amongst the farm unions and the public in general, I am ready to sacrifice any position offered or given to me so as to not compromise the interests of Punjab and farmers of the country". He further said that he would always stand with the farmers and with Punjab.
Soon after the announcement on Jan 14, Vinod Anand, the spokesperson of All India Kisan Coordination Committee said that soon after the SC decision, we started getting trolled on social media, and Mr. Mann, along with other leaders of our organization started receiving threats from Canada, therefore he chose to withdraw himself.
The same was reported in a DNA report, which said that Mann has received threats from Canada over his decision. However, the report did not mention any details about the issuer of the threat and what did the threat entail.
While speaking to a Dainik Savera, a Punjabi news channel, Mann said that he took the decision within an hour of SC order, keeping in mind the emotions of the farmers, as the agitating farmers decided that they would not appear in front of the SC-appointed committee. However, he did not mention anything about any threat. Therefore, since the official spokesperson has claimed that Mann received threats, his statement cannot be ignored. Therefore, the claim is true.