Jasvinder Singh Multani a member of SFJ, is a suspect in the Ludhiana court blast case.
Jasvinder Multani is a prominent member of India designated terror group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ). Multani was arrested on Monday. Two more names of suspects residing in Pakistan and Germany, belonging to banned Sikh organizations, emerged during the investigation.
45-year-old Multani was a resident of Hoshiarpur in Punjab state of India. Multani and his two brothers were said to be running a store in Germany. He is said to be a close associate of SFJ founder Gurpatwant Singh Pannu and is involved in separatist activities. Multani is a well known pro-Khalistan radical.
As per reports, Multani’s arrest by the German Police has been massively preventive due to them having concrete information regarding him planning bigger attacks in India. Earlier in September, the Punjab Police had busted an SFI module which saw three of its members being arrested after managing to recover lakhs of pamphlets promoting “Referendum 2020” activities during the Rampur village raid in Khanna
Multani was handling weapons consignments comprising explosives, hand grenades and pistols from across the border with the help of Pakistan-based operatives when he showed up on the radar of security agencies. Multani is said to have sourced locally made weapons to target Balbir Singh Rajewal, the president of the Bharatiya Kisan Union-Rajewal. The bomb blast on December 23 at the Ludhiana court complex killed one and injured two persons.
The intellegence community in India said that Multani was also planning more radical activities in Punjab. A team of Indian police officials will soon reach Germany to interrogate Multani.
About Sikh for Justice (SFJ)
Sikh for Justice is a US-based secessionist group that supports the secession of Punjab from India. Founded and primarily headed by lawyer Gurpatwant Singh Pannun. It was banned in India in 2019 as an unlawful association. As of 2019 it campaigns for a Punjab independence referendum to carve out a separate Khalistan as a part of its separatist agenda. It has been alleged that Pakistan Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), has been funding Khalistan groups, including Sikhs for Justice
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