Who Is Lakhbir Singh Landa Designated By MHA As Terrorist Under UAPA

The gangster Lakhbir Singh Landa was born in Punjab's Tarn Taran district in 1989 and he fled to Canada in 2017.


Gangster Lakhbir Singh Landa.

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Home Ministry has designated Lakhbir Singh Landa as a terrorist under the stringent anti-terror law UAPA. 

Who is Lakhbir Singh Landa?

Landa is a 33-year-old Canada-based gangster. 

He is said be involved in a rocket attack on Punjab Police. The attack had taken place on the Punjab Police Intelligence Headquarters in Mohali in 2021.

The MHA has also said Landa is also involved in other terrorist activities.

Born in Punjab's Tarn Taran district in 1989, Landa fled to Canada in 2017. The MHA identifies him as a member of the notorious Khalistani group, Babbar Khalsa International (BKI). 


Landa is believed to have close ties with Harvinder Singh, also known as Rinda, a gangster based in Pakistan who has collaborated with the BKI.

According to the Home Ministry, Landa was not only responsible for the rocket attack in Mohali but also involved in the supply of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), arms, sophisticated weapons, and explosives from across the border to various modules engaged in terrorist activities in Punjab.

The Home Ministry in its notification said Landa is involved in various criminal cases related to the formation of terror modules, extortion, killings, planting IEDs, smuggling weapons and narcotics, and utilising funds for terrorist acts not only in Punjab but also in other parts of the country, NDTV reported.


Landa had close ties to several Khalistani terrorists based in Canada, including Gurpatwant Singh Pannun of Sikhs for Justice and the late Hardeep Singh Nijjar of the Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF), among others, it said.