SFJ’s Pannun threatens to turn World Cup to ‘World Terror Cup’, FIR registeredtext_fields
Ahmedabad: The Gujarat police on Friday registered an FIR against Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) chief Gurpatwant Singh Pannun for threatening to turn the Cricket World Cup, starting on October 5 at Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad, into “World Terror Cup”.
According to the case filed by sub-inspector H N Prajapati of the cyber crime branch of the Ahmedabad police, people from across the country have received Pannun’s threat via a pre-recorded voice message sent from a foreign number.
Many recipients of the threat message reported it to the police through various mediums, the FIR said.
The message said that October 5 would not be the start of the Cricket World Cup but the beginning of the “World Terror Cup” and Shikhs for Justice is going to storm Ahmedabad with Khalistani flags.
“We are going to take revenge for Shaheed Nijjar’s assassination. We are going to use ballots against your bullets. We are going to use the vote against your violence. Remember 5th October, it will not be 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 FIR further said, “Gurpatwant Singh Pannun is a designated as 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 social media platform X.
The threat message from Pannun comes amid a diplomatic stand-off between India and Canada over the alleged assassination of designated terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar outside a Gurdwara in Surrey in the western Canadian province of British Columbia on June 18.
With inputs from PTI