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Indian youth having ties with Sikh militant group held in Malaysia
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Indian youth having ties with Sikh militant group held in Malaysia

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Kuala Lumpur: An Indian, 24 year-old Taranbir Singh, was arrested by the Malaysian Police on Wednesday for illegally entering the country and having links with Sikh militant group Babbar Khalsa International (BKI).

Taranbir Singh who originally hails from Amritsar in Punjab has been charged under the Immigration Act as a man of Indian origin illegally entering Malaysia. During investigation, Taranbir Singh has revealed that he is related to a member of the Babbar Khalsa International (BKI), a Sikh militant organisation that stands for creating ‘Khalistan’, an independent Sikh country.

Kulwinderjit Singh, a member of the BKI terror group, is Taranbir’s uncle who currently resides in Cambodia. Khanpuriya, the alias Kulwinderjit uses, has been accused of allegedly having a hand in bomb blasts that rocked New Delhi in 1995 and the twin blasts in Rajasthan in 1995 and then in 1996.

Taranbir was once earlier arrested for being the facilitator for senior members of the Babbar Khalsa International who had entered the Malaysian soil in November 2018 and again June 2019.

It is important to note here that BKI is the very same organisation that is responsible for the Kanishka bombings – Air India Flight 182, one of the deadliest aviation terror acts. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had accused BKI terrorists of making Canada their safe haven. The Punjab CM had also shared classified intelligence information along with the names of their members with the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during his visit to India in February 2018.

Ex-Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper had long ago claimed that he always stood against Khalistani leaders during his tenure. He had also claimed that he had shunned all ties with the terrorist elements who wanted to divide India working out of Canadian territory.

Meanwhile, the Indian government on Wednesday announced ‘Sikhs For Justice’ (SFJ) as an unlawful association. The Union Cabinet decided to classify the SFJ as an ‘unlawful association’ over the secessionist activities carried out by the SFJ. The SFJ allegedly wanted to make use of the Kartarpur Corridor with Pakistan to propagate their ideologies.