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Home Ministry declares 9 men linked to Khalistani outfits as terrorists under UAPA

Among the nine were chiefs of four terrorist outfits — Wadhawa Singh Babbar, Lakhbir Singh, Ranjeet Singh & Paramjit Singh. All four were based in Pakistan.

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New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday declared nine individuals linked to separatist Khalistani outfits, including four based in Pakistan, as designated terrorists under provisions of UAPA Act.

According to a Home Ministry statement, the individuals include Wadhawa Singh Babbar, chief of terrorist organisation Babbar Khalsa International (BKI); Lakhbir Singh, who heads terrorist organisation International Sikh Youth Federation; Ranjeet Singh, chief of terrorist outfit Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZB) and Paramjit Singh, who leads Khalistan Commando Force .

All these four are Pakistan-based.

The others are: Germany-based key members of terrorist organization KZB Bhupinder Singh Bhinda and Gurmeet Singh Bagga; Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, the USA based key member of unlawful association Sikh for Justice, Hardeep Singh Nijjar: Canada based Chief of Khalistan Tiger Force and the UK-based Paramjit Singh of BKI.

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