Lahore: Baramjit Singh Panchwar, the leader of the Khalistan separatist outfit, Khalistan Commando Force, was shot dead in Lahore, Pakistan.
The Khalistan Commando Force was formed in 1987 with the aim of segregating Punjab and creating a separate country called Khalistan for the Sikhs. India has banned this system. Various cases are pending against Panchwar, who has been its president since 1989. A native of Panjwar village in Taran district of Punjab, he fled to Pakistan and was involved in anti-India activities with the support of the country’s government.
It is said that he was involved in illegal activities including smuggling of drugs and weapons from Pakistan to India through drones. However, Pakistan denied that he was not in their country.
In this case, Paramjit Singh Panchwar was shot dead by two unidentified assailants in Lahore this morning. Panjwar was shot dead by two motorcycle-borne men while he was walking with his bodyguard near his residence in Lahore at around 6 am today. His bodyguard was seriously injured and he was admitted to hospital. The incident is seen as a significant one in Punjab politics.