The Canadian government is looking into the threats being circulated online, the Vancouver CTV News quoted the federal transportation minister’s spokesperson as saying.
According to the news report, the spokesperson said that Canada was investigating the threats being circulated online, but said nothing further.
The development came days after Khalistani terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun issued threats through a video, saying Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport’s name would be changed and it would remain shut on November 19.
He also threatened people planning to travel via Air India airlines on that day, saying their “lives would be in danger”.
“We are asking the Sikh people not to fly via Air India on November 19. There will be a global blockade. On November 19, don’t travel by Air India or your life will be in danger,” Pannun said in the video that surfaced on social media.
Following Pannun’s threat video, Delhi’s IGI airport and all airports in Punjab were directed to not issue any temporary visitor entry passes till November 30, sources said.
Pannun, who is the chief of the banned US-based Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) outfit, has been on the National Investigation Agency’s (NIA) scanner since 2019.