The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has registered a first information report (FIR) against ‘listed individual terrorist’ Gurpatwant Singh Pannun over his latest video threatening passengers flying with Air India on November 19.
Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, the founder of the banned Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), had earlier released a video where he urged Sikhs not to fly on Air India aircraft after November 19 as their lives could be under threat.
#JUSTIN: The NIA has registered an FIR against ‘listed individual terrorist’ Gurpatwant Singh Pannun over his latest video threatening the passengers flying and Air India Airlines with a global blockade and closure of the operations of the airline from NOv 19. @IndianExpress
— Mahender Singh Manral (@mahendermanral) November 20, 2023
Pannun was designated an ‘individual terrorist’ by India on July 1, 2020. In September, an FIR was registered in Ahmedabad against him over threats linked to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. In the FIR, the cybercrime branch of the Ahmedabad police said several persons received threats from the chief of SFJ via a pre-recorded voice message sent from a foreign number. The threats were allegedly sent in response to the killing of Khalistan separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Canada in June.