Chandigarh: Khalistan Commando Force (KCF) chief Paramjit Singh Panjwar was killed in Lahore on Saturday. He was shot dead inside the Sunflower Society in Jauhar town. Panjwar died on the spot. He had been living in Pakistan since 1990. He was living here under the name of Malik Sardar Singh.
According to the information, at 6 am on Saturday morning, two people on a bike attacked and fled.
Panjwar’s name in Centre’s list of terrorists
Paramjit Singh Panjwar was a resident of Panjwar village at Tarn Taran district in Punjab. The Union Home Ministry had released a list of nine terrorists in the year 2020 and Panjwar’s name was at eighth spot. Apart from him, the name of Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) chief Wadhwa Singh Babbar, who is a resident of Dasuwal village in Tarn Taran, was also in this list.
Paramjit Singh Panjwar was involved in smuggling drugs and weapons into Punjab through drones from Pakistan. With the money he received from this, he kept the Khalistan Commando Force active, police said.
Paramjit had joined the KCF along with his cousin Labh Singh in 1986 during militancy in Punjab. Prior to that, he used to work in a cooperative bank in Sohal, Punjab.
After the elimination of Labh Singh by Indian security forces, Panjwar took command of the KCF in the 1990s and fled to Pakistan. He got asylum in Pakistan. The Pakistani government continued to deny that Panjwar was here. Paramjit’s wife and children live in Germany.