New Delhi. In recent days, after the killings and suspicious deaths of top Khalistani terrorists, many Khalistani terrorists are hiding in America, Britain, Canada, Australia and Pakistan. went. Four top Khalistani terrorists have been killed in six months. These deaths are happening at a time when India is trying to deal with the rise in separatist activities.
According to media reports, Gurpatwant Singh Pannu living in America is running a ‘referendum for Khalistan’ campaign. He himself is missing for the last three days. Not only Pannu, many other Khalistani have also gone underground. Many terrorists associated with Khalistani organizations are also hiding in countries like Canada, America, Australia, Britain and Greece.
Khalistani scared of the murder of Hardeep Singh Nijjar
According to a report, after the shooting death of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Surrey, Canada on June 18, terror has increased among Khalistanis. Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF) chief Hardeep Singh Nijjar was shot dead outside a Gurdwara in Canada. Nijjar (45) was one of the most wanted terrorists in India carrying a reward of Rs 10 lakh. There is panic among the Khalistanis after this murder.
Besides this, the suspicious death of Avtar Singh Khanda, another prominent terrorist and separatist from Khalistan, Amritpal Singh’s mentor, added to the fear. Khanda was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer and died in a UK hospital. Interestingly, Khanda’s death was said to have consumed poison.
Who was Khanda?
Avtar Singh initially went to the UK in 2007 on a study visa, but took refuge there in 2012 and has never returned since then. There are allegations that he was linked to other anti-India activities, including the attack on the tricolor at the Indian High Commission in London a few months back. However, he denied these allegations. His family still lives in Purana in Moga district. He was one of the trainers of the Indian jailed Amritpal Singh. He helped Amritpal escape from the police for about a month. After Amritpal’s arrest, Avtar formed a committee of Khalistani elements based abroad to manage the affairs of ‘Waris Punjab De’.
Khalistani was also killed in Pakistan
In May, Paramjit Singh Panjwar, the chief of the Khalistan Commando Force, was shot dead by two bike-borne men in Lahore, Pakistan. In January, Harmeet Singh alias Happy PhD was killed in the premises of a gurdwara near Lahore. Harmeet Singh was involved in the training of Narco Terror and Khalistani terrorists. The series of four deaths in six months seems to have spread fear and panic among Khalistani terrorists.
Now fear tormented Pannun
According to reports, Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, who lives in America and runs the Khalistan Referendum Campaign, is missing for the last three days. On June 18, his associate Hardeep Singh Nijjar was shot dead in Canada. Pannun and Nijjar worked together and visited Australia, among other countries, to launch the Khalistan referendum campaign.
Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF) chief Nijjar had joined hands with Pannun in 2019. He was tasked with running the Referendum 2020 campaign in Canada and was a known face of the Khalistani outfit Sikhs for Justice (SFJ). He also did several demonstrations and car rallies in Surrey and Vancouver, Canada. Gurpatwant Singh Pannun usually takes credit for incidents related to terrorism in India. Apart from the mysterious death of Avtar Singh Khanda, Khalistani has remained silent about the killing of terrorists. After the death of Nijjar, Pannun also stopped its promotion and has not released any audio/video since then.
India behind the death of Khalistanis
Pro-Khalistani organizations have claimed that Indian agencies are behind the death of these terrorists, due to which terrorists like Pannun have been forced to hide. The World Sikh Organization of Canada on Tuesday alleged the role of Indian intelligence agencies in the killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar. It called on Canadian intelligence and law enforcement agencies to “thoroughly investigate the killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, including the role of foreign interference, specifically India’s role.”
The report said that not only Pannun, but there are many other Khalistani and terrorists based in UK, US, Canada, Australia and Pakistan who have gone into hiding after the deaths. A number of terrorists belonging to various Khalistani organizations including Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF), International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF) and Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) are hiding. The fear has become a reality for separatists based in countries including Canada, US, Australia, UK and Greece after the recent deaths of Khalistani terrorists.
NIA has handled the responsibility
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over the investigation into the attacks by Khalistan sympathizers on Indian missions in the US and Canada in March. In March this year, the NIA was also handed over the investigation into the incidents of violent protests and attempted sabotage outside the Indian High Commission in London. The NIA had registered FIRs under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in connection with the attacks in March. The investigation into the attacks in the US and Canada has now been transferred to the NIA, he added.
It is noteworthy that a group of pro-Khalistan protesters attacked and damaged the Indian Consulate in San Francisco, USA. Raising slogans, the protesters pushed open the temporary security barriers and put up two so-called Khalistani flags at the consulate premises. However, the embassy personnel removed these flags.