SFJ's ban: Punjab Minister demands extradition of Pannu from USA

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SFJ's ban: Punjab Minister demands extradition of Pannu from USA

Friday, 12 July 2019 | PNS | Chandigarh

Welcoming the banning of pro-Khalistan outfit — Sikhs for Justice, Punjab Cabinet Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Thursday demanded that the Centre must initiate steps to extradite SFJ’s legal head Gurpatwant Singh Pannu from USA who was wanted in several cases in Punjab.

Randhawa said that the Union Government has taken a right decision in banning the separatist organization, and the decision has only seconded the stand of Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh that such dens of terror needed to be strictly proceeded against.

The state’s Cooperation and Jails Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa said that the Chief Minister had for long been demanding strict action against Sikhs for Justice

and banning it should be the only one part of the strategy to tackle terror while the situation warrants going all out against such organizations fuelling terror in Punjab and leading the youth astray.

Demanding from the Union Government the extradition of SFJ supremo Gurpatwant Singh Pannu from USA, he said that Pannu is wanted in several FIRs registered in Punjab and the latter must be extradited to India to face the law.Advancing his argument.

He said that Pannu helped the mastermind of Nabha Jailbreak incident Romy in Hong Kong. Besides, the SFJ, especially Pannu, are engaged neck-deep into providing financial and all other kinds of support to the separatist elements in India in order to advance his devious agenda for Referendum 2020 which aims to balkanize the country.

“Sikhs for Justice is just confined to social media and has no ground support,” he said.

Randhawa added that the Punjab Government is fully committed to give no quarter to terror elements in the State and has waged all out war on such rogues and terrorists. “The State Government has broken the back of the drug suppliers completely which make use of the ill-gotten funds to fuel terror network in Punjab,” he said. Calling for the complete unity on the sensitive issue by rising above the party lines, Randhawa said that the Central Government should assist Punjab in fighting terror as it is a border state, and “there must be no compromise on the issue of national security as it is supreme and above all”.

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