Canada-based Khalistani Gangster Lakhbir Singh Landa Declared Terrorist by Centre

New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has Declared a 33-year-old Canada-based Khalistani gangster Lakhbir Singh Landa as a terrorist under the stringent anti-terror law UAPA.

Landa was a key accused in a rocket attack on the Punjab Police Intelligence Headquarters in Mohali in 2021. He was also involved in several other terrorist activities.

Born in Punjab’s Tarn Taran district in 1989, Landa escaped to Canada in 2017. According to the MHA, he is a member of the Khalistani group, Babbar Khalsa International (BKI). He is closely linked to Harvinder Singh alias Rinda, a Pakistan based, who collaborates with the BKI.

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.

Landa had close ties to several Khalistani terrorists based in Canada, including Gurpatwant Singh Pannun of Sikhs for Justice and the Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF) leaders.

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