KCF chief sheltered by ISI shot dead in Pakistan

Wednesday 10th May 2023 07:09 EDT

Paramjit Singh Panjwar, who is a Khalistan Commando Force (KCF) chief and designated terrorist was shot dead in Pakistan’s Lahore. The native of Punjab’s Tarn Taran district was said to have joined the KCF in 1986. He faced several cases in Punjab and fled to Pakistan in 1990 with the help of spy agency ISI, which had allegedly provided him a safe house in Lahore and a new identity: Malik Sardar Singh.

Panjwar engaged in subversive actions such as teaching young people the use of firearms and importing drugs and weapons. He was labelled as a terrorist by the Indian government in July 2020 in accordance with the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

According to reports, Panjwar was gunned down by two unidentified bike-borne assassins while on morning walk in Lahore’s residential neighbourhood of Nawab Town. While Panjwar died on the spot, his guard was wounded. According to a report, Panjwar was pronounced dead by doctors when he was taken to a hospital.

No group has claimed responsibility

Several rounds were fired at Panjwar and he received a fatal gunshot to the head,” a security official, Asad Abbas, said in Lahore. No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

Rupinder Singh, a nephew of KCF chief in their Panjwar village of Tarn Taran, said: “We came to know through media reports that Paramjit was shot dead. We know nothing more.” Rupinder added that three of Panjwar’s brothers lived in the village. In 2020, another fugitive and leader of the Khalistan Liberation Force, Harmeet Singh alias Happy, was killed in Pakistan.

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