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Canada-Based Lakhbir Singh Landa Declared “Individual Terrorist”

Canada-Based Lakhbir Singh Landa Declared “Individual Terrorist”

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NEW DELHI, Dec 30: The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has designated Lakhbir Singh Landa, a Canada-based member of Babbar Khalsa International (BKI), as an “individual terrorist” under Section 35 of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

The MHA said Landa, backed by a cross-border agency, was involved in the terror attack through shoulder-mounted Rocket Propelled Grenade on the building of Punjab State Intelligence Headquarter at Mohali and has been involved in the supply of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), arms, sophisticated weapons, explosives from across the border to various modules for carrying out terrorist activities in the State of Punjab.

It said Landa and has associates had been conspiring to disrupt the law and order and peace in Punjab by carrying out targeted killings, extortions and other anti-national activities in different parts of India. The gazette notification said an open ended warrant has been issued against Landa, who is a subject of Look Out Circular No. 2144306 dated June 9, 2021.

Landa, 34, who has his permanent residence at VPO Harike, District Tarn Taran, Punjab is presently residing in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is the 55th individual to be designated as a terrorist under UAPA.

(Manas Dasgupta)

 

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