The Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) has booked US based mostly designated terrorist and chief of Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) Gurpatwant Singh Pannun for his newest viral video threatening the passengers flying Air India and the airline with closure of operations, folks accustomed to the event mentioned on Monday.
Pannun, underneath the scanner of NIA since 2019 and a delegated terrorist underneath the Illegal Actions Prevention Act (UAPA), runs a Khalistani propaganda from international soil and Indian companies have been making efforts to get him extradited right here.
The anti-terror probe company, in its newest case towards him, has filed a suo motu case towards Pannun underneath varied sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and UAPA as he launched video messages on social media platforms on November 4 asking Sikhs to not fly on Air India planes on and after nineteenth November claiming risk to their lives in the event that they flew on Air India.
“Pannun additionally threatened that Air India wouldn’t be allowed to function on the earth. His assertions and threats have triggered a excessive alert in addition to investigations by safety forces in Canada, India and sure different international locations the place Air India flies,” NIA mentioned in a press release.
“In his video messages, launched on 4th November, Pannun had urged Sikhs to cease flying on Air India planes on and after the mentioned date, citing potential risk to their lives. He additionally issued a warning to the federal government of India that the Indira Gandhi Worldwide Airport (IGIA) would stay closed on the November 19,” NIA mentioned.
Asserting that these threats are a part of his concerted plan to advertise terror acts in India to revive terrorism in India, NIA mentioned Pannun “has been making a false narrative across the points prevailing within the state of Punjab, particularly with regard to Sikh faith, by selling enmity between the Sikhs within the nation and different communities”.
The most recent risk, NIA mentioned, is in keeping with the identical narrative, which Pannun has actively promoted up to now by threatening and trying to disrupt important transportation community techniques, together with the railways, in addition to thermal energy crops in India.
A chargesheet filed by the NIA in December 2020 towards Pannun, UK based mostly Paramjit Singh Pamma and Canada based mostly Hardeep Singh Nijjar said that SFJ, floated within the garb of ‘Human Rights advocacy group’ with its places of work in varied international international locations just like the USA, Canada, the UK, Australia and many others, is a frontal organisation of Khalistani terrorist outfits working from international soils together with Pakistan.
Intelligence companies have additionally alerted that Pannun is a key individual behind organising demonstrations and on-ground campaigns exterior Indian excessive commissions within the UK, the US, Canada, Germany and different international locations.
The ministry of dwelling affairs (MHA) had banned SFJ on July 10, 2019, for its anti-India actions whereas Pannun was declared a person terrorist on July 1, 2020.
The primary ever case was registered towards self-proclaimed Basic Counsel of SFJ in 2019. In September this 12 months, the NIA confiscated his share of the home and land in Amritsar (Punjab) and Chandigarh UT.
He has been declared a proclaimed offender and makes an attempt to get a global arrest warrant from Interpol haven’t fructified but.