A case has been registered towards designated terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun for threatening folks flying Air India and the airline with closure of operations from November 19, the NIA mentioned on Monday.
The case has been registered below the Indian Penal Code and the stringent Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act (UAPA).
In video messages, launched on November 4, Pannun had requested Sikhs to cease flying on Air India planes on and after November 19, citing a possible menace to their lives.
Pannun, the self-proclaimed basic counsel of the outlawed “illegal affiliation”, Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), launched the video messages on numerous social media platforms. Following this a excessive alert was issued and investigations began by safety forces in Canada, India and sure different international locations the place Air India flies.
Pannun has been below the NIA’s lens since 2019, when the anti-terror company registered its first case towards him. In September, the NIA had confiscated his share of a home and land in Amritsar in Punjab and Chandigarh.
Non-bailable arrest warrants had been issued towards Pannun by a NIA Particular Courtroom on February 3, 2021, and he was declared a “Proclaimed Offender” on November 29 final 12 months.
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