Continuing its crackdown on terrorists and Khalistani extremists, the Indian government in a bold move has now asked the investigative agencies to identify the properties of all the terrorists wanted in India sitting abroad for confiscation and cancel their Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) so that they don’t come to India. The government has also asked the agencies to identify their well-wishers and accomplices and freeze their bank accounts and seize their properties. The government aims to choke terror funding aiming to create unrest and lure the youth.
The move comes a day after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) confiscated the properties of Canada-based ‘designated individual terrorist’ Gurpatwant Singh Pannun in Amritsar and Chandigarh.
Sources privy to the matter said that the government has asked the security agencies to identify the properties of the terrorists settled in countries like US, UK, Canada and Australia for their confiscation and cancel their OCI so that they don’t come to India. The source said that the step will help the government to choke the finances of these terrorists from India and also not allow them to visit here. Their properties will be confiscated under section 33(5) of UA(P)A. the government’s action is aimed to put a stop on them who target the gullible youths and radicalise them to join their movement in India.
According to sources, the government has identified 19 absconding Khalistani terrorists staying in countries like US, UK, Canada, UAE, Pakistan and other countries.
Paramjit Singh Pamma, based in UK, Wadhwa Singh Babbar aka Chacha in Pakistan, Kulwant Singh Muthda, UK, JS Dhaliwal, US, Sukhpak Singh, UK, Harriet Singh aka Rana Sungh, US, Sarabjit Singh Benoor, UK, Kulwant Singh aka Kanta, UK, Harjap Singh aka Jappi Dingh, US, Ranjit Singh Neeta, Pakistan, Gurmeet Singh aka Bagga, Gurpreet Singh aka Baaghi, UK, Jasmin Singh Hakimzada, UAE, Gurjant Singh Dhillon, Australia, Lakhbir Singh Rode, Europe and Canada, Amardeep Singh Purewal, US, Jatinder Singh Grewal, Canada, Dupinder Jeet, UK and S Himmat Singh in US.
The source said that earlier the security agencies identified a group of 11 individuals, believed to be both gangsters and terrorists, currently residing in Canada, the United States, and Pakistan. Of these, eight suspects are suspected to be operating from within Canada.
The list includes the names of gangsters and terrorists like — Harvinder Sandhu aka Rinda believed to be in Pakistan, Lakhbir Singh aka Landa, Sukhdool Singh aka Sukha Duneke (killed three days ago), Arshdeep Singh aka Arsh Dalla, Ramandeep Singh aka Raman Judge, Charnjit Singh aka Rinku Bihla, Sanawer Dhillon and Gurpinder Singh aka Baba Dalla, all believed to be in Canada.
The list also includes names of gangsters and terrorists like Gaurav Patyal Lucky and Anmol Bishnoi believed to be in US.
Meanwhile NIA has announced cash rewards for information on five Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) terrorists including its Canada based leader Lakhbir Singh Landa and Pakistan based Harwinder Singh Rinda.
While the federal agency announced a reward of ₹10 lakh each for information on Landa and Rinda, who are key leaders in the Khalistan machinery, ₹5 lakh each was declared on Parminder Singh Kaira alias Pattu, Satnam Singh alias Satbir Singh and Yadvinder Singh alias Yadda, according to a statement issued by the NIA.