India must demand extradition of American Terrorist Pannun for trials
Last month, the United States charged an Indian national named Nikhil Gupta with conspiracy to commit murder-for-hire and murder-for-hire charges for allegedly plotting to assassinate American terrorist leader Gurpatwant Singh Pannun in New York City.
Nikhil Gupta was arrested by Czech Republic authorities and extradited to USA. In similar manner, USA authorities must arrest Pannun for extradition to India for trials.
As per the Court documents filed by the US Justice Department, an unnamed Indian government official has colluded with Gupta in the plot to kill Pannun. To foil “ games” of US Administration, New Delhi has formed a high-level special Enquiry Committee to thoroughly investigate the issue. Once the Enquiry Report is ready then US Administration may asked to extradite Pannun.
The USA’s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray is expected to visit India next week, sources have said that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is preparing to take up the issue of American terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun with the visiting US official.
The FBI Director’s visit to India brings focus on bilateral cooperation between the US and India in law enforcement. Expected discussions must involve the support being provided to terror activities on American soil, against India. Also why US Administration is bent upon involving Indian official in alleged assassination plot against American terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun on American soil.
Implicating an Indian national and official will surely lead to retaliation. Recent events of the US charging an individual and implicating an unnamed Indian government official have already prompted the Govt of India to order a high-level investigations. Wray’s visit aims to “cool down “ things amid ongoing inquiries.
It is expected that Wray will meet officials of both the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as well as NIA here in New Delhi during his India visit, said sources. The US ambassador to India Eric Garcetti confirmed at an event in Delhi on Wednesday about the visit of FBI Director Christopher Wray next week.
Wray’s planned visit comes amid a US federal investigation into an alleged plot to assassinate an American terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun on American soil, for which the US administration levelled allegations against an Indian national and an Indian agency official.
Speaking about India-US relations during a panel discussion at the Carnegie ‘Global Technology Summit’ held in New Delhi, Ambassador Eric Garcetti said, “This was the Number 1 country she (US Secretary of Treasury Janet Yellen) went to outside the United States. Four times this year. The Secretary of State (Antony Blinken) just came here for the third time. Secretary of Defence (Lloyd Austin) for the second time. The FBI director is here next week.”
The FBI Director’s visit, aimed at “ cooling down “ the heated matter and also for strengthening cooperation between the two countries on a range of law enforcement issues, comes days after US Principal Deputy National Security Adviser (NSA), Jonathan Finer, was in Delhi to meet with Vikram Misri, India’s Deputy National Security Adviser.
During the meeting, the issue of support being provided to the the America based American terrorist Pannun must have come up.