Days after Pannun threatened to turn the Cricket World Cup, starting on October 5 into “World Terror Cup”, the Gujarat police have registered an FIR against Khalistani terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, supremo of banned outfit Sikhs for Justice (SFJ). The World Cup will start with an opening match between India and New Zealand at Narendra Modi stadium in the state.
In the FIR, the cybercrime branch of the Ahmedabad police said that 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 cybercrime branch said it had come to their notice that many people received a pre-recorded threat voice message on their phone. Many recipients of the message reported it to the police, the FIR said.
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.
The threat message from Pannun 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.
Pannun riding high on support of Canadian PM Justin Trudeau had called for protests outside Indian Diplomatic buildings in Canada on September 25 which proved to be a big failure. According to Canadian media not more that hundred people gathered in Vancouver, Ottawa and Toronto.