- Gujarat Police on Friday registered an FIR against designated Khalistani terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun.
- Pannun had issued a threat to India vs Pakistan ICC World Cup 2023 match which is to be held at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on 14 October.
- “This October, it will not be the World Cricket Cup. It will be the beginning of the World Terror Cup.”- a pre-recorded audio message by the terrorist said.
- Pannu, in a viral video, had also threatened Hindus to leave Canada after Trudeau publicly blamed India for Khalistani separatist leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar’s killing.
Gujarat Police on Friday registered an FIR against the founder of the banned organization Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) and designated terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun for issuing a threat to the India vs. Pakistan ICC World Cup 2023 match which is to be held at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on 14 October.
According to the police, threatening pre-recorded messages were circulated on various social media handles and an attempt was being made to vitiate the atmosphere. Pannun has threatened the ICC Cricket World Cup, especially the match between India and Pakistan at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on 14 October.
He said that there will be no World Cricket Cup on 5 October, the day when the mega tournament begins, it will be the start of the World Terror Cup. Many people in India received a call from a UK phone number +44 7418 343648 wherein a pre-recorded audio message by the terrorist was played.
In the threat message, Pannun said, “On Shaheed Nijjar’s assassination, we are going to use ballot against your bullet. We are going to use the vote against your violence. This October, it will not be the World Cricket Cup. It will be the beginning of the World Terror Cup. The message is from Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, the SFJ general council.”
Pannu, in a viral video, had also threatened Hindus to leave Canada after Trudeau publicly blamed India for Khalistani separatist leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar’s killing. On 23 September, National Investigation Agency (NIA) confiscated the properties of Khalistani terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun in Sector 15 C Chandigarh.
As per reports, the investigation agency has issued a new dossier on the Khalistani terrorist that will be shared with the investigation agencies in other countries. As per the new dossier, Pannun wants to create Khalistan and divide India into multiple parts. There are 16 cases registered against him in different states.
Gurpatwant Singh Pannun is one of the main leaders of the Khalistan movement, which advocates for a religion-based separate state carved out from Punjab and many neighboring areas in India, to be known as Khalistan. He is the legal advisor and spokesperson for Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), which aims to promote the idea of a separate Sikh state.
As of July 2020, the Ministry of Home Affairs of India has declared Pannun a terrorist on the grounds of sedition and secessionism and has requested an Interpol red notice for him. Pannun is facing 22 criminal cases, including three of sedition, in Punjab. In October 2022, Interpol rejected India’s second request to issue a Red Corner Notice on terror charges against Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, on the grounds of insufficient information.
Pannun has been actively involved in lobbying for the cause of Khalistan and has been organizing events and rallies in different parts of the world, including the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
(With inputs from agencies)