Khalistani Terrorist Gurpatwant Pannun “Wants To Divide India, Create Many Countries”: Sources

New Delhi:

Khalistan terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Panun, whose properties in Chandigarh and Amritsar were seized last week, “wants to create many countries by dividing India,” officials told NDTV on Monday. told.

According to the National Investigation Agency’s documents on Panun, the head of the banned separatist group Sikhs for Justice “challenged the unity and integrity of India in audio messages” and said, “For the people of Kashmir… “We want to create an independent country in the future.” A country of Islam.”

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Pannun is wanted by the NIA since 2019 for playing a key role in promoting and carrying out terrorist acts to spread terror in Punjab and the country. The investigation found that the Panunun-led Righteous Sikhs were “misusing cyberspace to radicalize gullible youth… inciting them to take part in terrorist activities and fight for an independent state of Khalistan.” was also revealed.

In 2019, the Indian government banned Sikhs in the name of justice.

In July 2020, the Union Home Ministry declared Panun a terrorist, while Interpol twice rejected the Indian government’s requests to issue a red corner notice, citing lack of information.

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Most recently, he threatened senior Indian diplomats and government officials in Canada amid a major diplomatic spat between India and Canada over the killing of another Khalistani terrorist, Hardeep Singh Nijjar. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sparked an international row by claiming that Indian government “agents” killed Mr. Nijjar, a Canadian citizen.

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India has categorically, unequivocally and categorically denied the charges.

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Who is Gurpatwant Singh Panun?

Panun, who was also the main accused last year of having ‘Khalistan’ banners and graffiti on the walls of the Himachal Pradesh Assembly, came to Amritsar in 1947 during the Partition period.

His family is believed to be from a village called Khankot in Pakistan. Gurpatwant Panun’s parents are deceased and his younger brother Magwant Singh lives abroad. He holds a law degree from Punjab University.

Documents about Panun state that Panun “wants to seduce Muslims (and) create an Islamic state that he wants to name the ‘Democratic Republic of Urdustan’, radicalizing the people of Jammu and Kashmir and separatizing the latter.” It has also been stated that “it makes it possible.” Union of India.

Lawsuit against Gurpatwant Singh Panun

According to security agencies, there are a total of 16 cases against Pannun. They are also registered in Punjab, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Uttarakhand.

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According to documents on Pannun, nine of the 16 cases mentioned above are regulated by the strict Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Four of these are in Delhi, two in Punjab (one in Amritsar and one in Sirhind), the seventh in Gurugram in Haryana and the eighth in Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh.

The ninth case was filed by the National Investigation Agency.

Panun is also facing nearly 20 other cases in Punjab alone, including three riot cases.

Pannun’s criminal acts

According to the document, Gurpatwant Singh Panun has offered a reward of US$2.5 million to anyone who can hoist the Khalistani flag at India Gate.

He was also reportedly offering USD 1 million to police personnel who prevented hoisting of the Indian flag at the Red Fort on Independence Day 2021.

He also made several attempts to have Khalistan posters and flags installed at prominent places in Punjab, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana.

NIA attacks Gurpatwant Panun

Last week, the NIA seized Panun’s home in Chandigarh and agricultural land in Amritsar. This means he has lost all rights to these properties, which are currently owned by the Government of India.

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