Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 8
The authorities right now ordered attachment of immovable properties owned by designated terrorists Gurpatwant Singh Pannu in Amritsar and Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Jalandhar.
While Pannu, primarily based within the US, heads the banned Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), Nijjar, residing in Canada, is the chief of the Khalistan Tiger Force.
A senior National Investigation Agency (NIA) official mentioned the orders for attaching the properties had been issued in accordance with the powers conferred on the anti-terror probe physique beneath Section 51A of the UAPA (Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act), 1967.
Pannu owns 46 kanal in Khankot village and 11 kanal 13.5 marla in Bhainiwal beneath Sultanwind Suburban in Amritsar district. Nijjar has 11 kanal 13 marla land at Bhar Singhpura village in Phillaur, Jalandhar.
“The orders have been issued as part of the NIA investigation into a concerted campaign by secessionist SFJ under the banner of Sikh Referendum 2020 for creation of Khalistan,” the official mentioned.
The outfit was additionally making an attempt to carry conferences at sure locations within the US and different international locations to instigate and mobilise diaspora for its unlawful actions, the official mentioned.
The Centre had declared SFJ an illegal affiliation beneath the UAPA vide its notification on July, 10, 2019. On July 1 this yr, it designated Pannu and Nijjar as terrorists, as per the fourth schedule of the Act.
Crackdown on SFJ, KTF
- The motion has come in opposition to Pannu, primarily based within the US, and Canada resident Nijjar
- Pannu, chief of banned SFJ, owns 46 kanal in Khankot village and 11 kanal 13.5 marla in Bhainiwal in Amritsar
- Nijjar, Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF) chief, owns 11 kanal 13 marla land at Bhar Singhpura village in Phillaur