9 Wanted Men Declared Designated Terrorists Under Anti-Terror Law: Centre
9 wanted men designated as terrorists under anti-terror law, includes Pannun, Khalistani forces
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) declared nine wanted men, as designated terrorists under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). It also includes the name of US-based Gurpatwant Singh Pannun of banned Sikhs For Justice outfit. He has been running a campaign against India. Pannun has been instigating young Sikh men to spread terrorism in Punjab.
As reported by sources to NDTV, All of them are based abroad with the majority of them being in Pakistan. They have been trying to revive terrorism and support for pro-Khalistan sentiments in India. These terrorists have been involved in various acts of terrorism from across the border and from foreign soil.
This is the second time the government has invoked the amended law. Last year, the Centre had declared Maulana Masood Azhar, Hafeez Saeed, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and Dawood Ibrahim as designated terrorists. With the new listing, the total number of people declared individual terrorists now stand at 13.
Here is the complete list fo nine men designated as terrorists:
1. Wadhawa Singh Babbar, the Pakistan-based chief of terrorist organization Babbar Khalsa International.
2. Lakhbir Singh also based in Pakistan. He runs the International Sikh Youth Federation.
3. Ranjeet Singh, chief of Pakistan-based Khalistan Zindabad Force.
4. Paramjit Singh belonging to the Khalistan Commando Force.
5. Bhupinder Singh Bhinda, a Germany-based key member of Khalistan Zindabad Force.
6. Gurmeet Singh Bagga also based in Germany and affiliated to the Khalistan Zindabad Force.
7. Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, the US-based key member of the controversial outfit Sikhs for Justice.
8. Hardeep Singh Nijjar, who is based in Canada and runs the Khalistan Tiger Force.
9. Paramjit Singh from the United Kingdom and chief of terrorist outfit Babbar Khalsa International.