In an unusual development, around a dozen journalists in Assam received a recorded voice call, which issued a warning to Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma for allegedly torturing pro-Khalistani supporters lodged in Dibrugarh jail.
The voice in the message claimed that it was from Gurpatwan Singh Pannu, General Counsel of Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), an organization that allegedly engages in separatist activities against India.
The caller, who identified himself as a supporter of pro-Khalistani separatist leader Amritpal Singh, said: “This message is for Assam CM Himanta Sarma. Your government is harassing and torturing pro-Khalistan Sikhs in Assam and also torturing those who are in Jail. Listen very carefully CM Sarma, the fight is between Pro-Khalistan Sikhs and the Indian regime and Modi. Sarma do not fall prey to this violence. We are seeking liberation of Punjab from Indian occupation through a peaceful democratic process of Khalistan referendum. Sharma, if your government is going to torture and harass the six, you will be held accountable. Message is from Gurpatwan Singh Pannu, General Counsel of Sikhs for Justice (sic)”
The SJF further warned Sarma to “not fall prey to this violence.”
On Wednesday last week, the fugitive separatist leader released a video urging Sikhs across the world to unite for a “larger cause”. Reports quoting sources claimed the video was allegedly shot in Uttar Pradesh.
Reports have claimed that Amritpal may surrender on Baisakhi eve at the Akal Takht at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Takht Damdama Sahib in Bathinda, or Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib in Anandpur Sahib in Punjab’s Rupnagar district.