FIR against Pannun for threat to disrupt ICC Cricket World Cup in Gujarat


The FIR was registered against SFJ leader Gurpatwant Singh Pannun for threats issued via recorded voice messages The Gujarat police have filed a first information report (FIR) against banned outfit Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) leader Gurpatwant Singh Pannun for threats to disrupt the ICC Cricket World Cup tournament, including the opening match between India and New Zealand at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Gujarat on October 5 An FIR has been registered against Pannu at the Ahmedabad cyber police station. The Ahmedabad city police have taken note of threatening calls made to the residents of Ahmedabad, presumably to create fear among them. Pannu is a proclaimed terrorist whose intent is to propagate hatred, disrupt the nation’s unity and security, and provoke the public,” said Ajit Rajyan, ACP, Cyber Crime, Ahmedabad, said on Friday

The message was relayed through bulk messaging and mass voice callsAccording to the FIR, the threats were conveyed through a pre-recorded voice message attributed to Pannun, in which he threatened to “storm Ahmedabad with Khalistan flags” on October 5 and take revenge for the killing of Khalistan Tiger Force operational chief Hardeep Singh Nijjar on June 18. “Remember October 5, it will not be World Cricket Cup, it will be beginning of World Terror Cup HT has reviewed a copy of the FIR, which has been registered under provisions of the Indian Penal Code, Information Technology Act and the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act Several people in Gujarat received calls on their mobile phones from a UK phone number wherein a pre-recorded audio message was played comes amid a diplomatic stand-off between India and Canada over the alleged assassination of terrorist Hardeep Nijjar outside a gurdwara in Surrey in the western Canadian province of British Columbia on June 18 The Cyber Crime



The accused has in the past used SIM box technology where a device is used to bypass international calling rates by fraudulently routing international calls through local phone numbers Pannu’s outfit is at the heart of diplomatic tensions that have spiked between India and Canada, following Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s allegations that Indian agents were “potentially” involved in the killing of Pannu’s close ally and Khalistani extremist Hardeep Singh Nijjar on June 18 in British Columbia. India had designated Nijjar as a terrorist in 2020 India rejected the allegations as ‘absurd’ and ‘motivated’ and expelled a senior Canadian diplomat in a tit-for-tat move to Ottawa’s expulsion of an Indian official over the case Canada-based Pannu was designated as a terrorist in 2020 and faces several criminal cases in Punjab. Earlier this month, the National Investigation Agency seized properties owned by Pannun in Amritsar and Chandigarh

Gujarat police have registered an FIR against Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, the chief of banned outfit Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), for threatening to turn the Cricket World Cup, starting on October 5 at Narendra Modi stadium here, into “World Terror Cup”, an official said on Friday In the FIR, the cyber crime branch of the Ahmedabad police said people from across the country had received Pannun’s threat via a pre-recorded voice message sent from a foreign number The complaint filed by sub-inspector HN Prajapati of the cyber crime branch said it had come to their notice that many people received a pre-recorded threat voice message on phone The pre-recorded message said October 5 would not be the start of the Cricket World Cup but the beginning of “World Terror Cup”. Sikhs for Justice is going to storm Ahmedabad with Khalistani flags, it said

We are going to take revenge of Shaheed Nijjar’s assassination. We are going to use ballots against your bullets. We are going to use vote against your violence. Remember 5th October, it will not be World Cricket Cup, it will be beginning of World Terror Cup… message from Gurpatwant Singh Pannun,” said the FIR quoting the transcribed message According to the FIR, “Pannun is designated a terrorist by the Government of India and is running an organisation called Sikhs for Justice from a foreign country Pannun is trying to spread fear, create enmity between Sikhs and other communities of the country and indulge in terror activities in the country, said the FIR, adding that earlier too, he had indulged in such nefarious activities, especially on the social media platform X The Cricket World Cup 2023 will begin at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi stadium on October 5The threat message from Pannun

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