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Khalistani Terrorist Killing: MEA Says 'Received Inputs' From US On 'Foiled Plot' Of Killing Gurpatwant Singh Pannun

Gurpatwant Singh Pannun is a leader of a designated terrorist outfit 'Sikhs for Justice' who holds dual citizenship of both United States and Canada.  

Khalistani terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun
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Hours after the news of the United States thwarting a bid to assassinatee separatist Khalistani leader Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Wednesday that it had received "some inputs" from the United States about a 'nexus' between organised criminals, terrorists and others.

It has been reported that MEA's response came hours after a the news surfaced through a UK-based daily. The statement was issued following media queries over a report by the Financial Times which reportedly claimed that the US government had warned India over concerns that New Delhi was "involved in the plot" to eliminate Pannun.

The report also claimed that US federal prosecutors had filed a sealed indictment (formal accusation filed in court, contents not made public) against at least one alleged perpetrator of the assassination attempt against Pannun in a New York district court.

Who is Gurpatwant Singh Pannun?

Gurpatwant Singh Pannun is a leader of a designated terrorist outfit 'Sikhs for Justice' who holds dual citizenship of both United States and Canada.  

Recently, Pannun asked Sikhs not to fly on Air India planes on and after November 19, claiming that there was a threat to their lives if they flew on the airline's aircraft. The listed terrorist also threatened that Air India would not be allowed to operate globally.

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