Wanted terrorist and Khalistan Commando Force chief Paramjit Panjwar shot dead in Lahore
LAHORE ( Web News )
Kanwar Pal Singh, leader of radical Sikh outfit Dal Khalsa, confirmed Panjwar’s death in the attack. “According to our information, he was on a morning walk when two gunmen shot him dead,” Indian media reported.
Khalistan Commando Force (KCF) chief Paramjit Singh Panjwar alias Malik Sardar Singh.
Wanted terrorist and Khalistan Commando Force (KCF) chief Paramjit Singh Panjwar alias Malik Sardar Singh was allegedly shot dead in Pakistan’s Lahore Saturday morning.
Kanwar Pal Singh, leader of radical Sikh outfit Dal Khalsa, confirmed Panjwar’s death in the attack. “According to our information, he was on a morning walk when two gunmen shot him dead,” said Kanwar Pal. He added that Panjwar’s gunman, provided to him by the Pakistan government, opened fire at the shooters, killing one of them and injuring the other.
Born in Tarn Taran’s Panjwar village in 1960, Paramjit Singh Panjwar was a key leader of the KCF, which is listed as a terrorist organisation under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). He was based in Pakistan’s Lahore and was operating from there. Dal Khalsa had published a picture of Panjwar on the Nanakshahi calendar released by it in 2020.
According to the Union government, “Panjwar had been arranging arms training to youths in Pakistan and remained engaged in supplying of arms and ammunition and subsequent infiltration into India for targeting Very Important Persons (VIPs) and economic installations. He had been broadcasting highly seditious and separatist programmes on Radio Pakistan, intended to incite minorities against the Government of India. He also remained active in smuggling of drugs and is a major conduit between smugglers and terrorists. Panjwar’s complicity in promoting drug trade and Fake Indian Currency Notes operation in Punjab are well documented.”
“Efforts were being made by his KCF to reactive former militants, sleeper cells and also those on bail and had been in favour of forming nexus with other forces hostile to India,” it said.
“KCF came into existence in February 1986 with an objective to create Khalistan through violent means/armed struggle. The modus-operandi of this organisation is to commit bank robberies/kidnappings for ransom for use to purchase sophisticated weapons for terrorist activities. Panjwar was accused in various cases registered and being investigated by the Punjab Police. Red Corner Notice No. A-461/09-I 995 had been issued against Paramjit Singh Panjwar,” described the Centre while declaring him a terrorist under the UAPA.