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Police Makes Arrests In Killing Of Separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar

Police Makes Arrests In Killing Of Separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar – Canadian police have arrested members of an alleged hit squad that investigators believe was commissioned by the Indian government to kill Khalistan separatist Hardeep Singh Najjar in Surrey last June, Canadian Minister Seven months after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s alleged role of Indian government agents. Murder, CBC News reported Friday.

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Police arrested the men during operations in at least two provinces on Friday. Sources indicated that investigators had identified the alleged hit squad members in Canada several months ago and were closely monitoring them. Police are expected to announce the arrests and release details of the investigation on Friday.

Najar murder case investigation

Sources close to the investigation, as reported by CBC News, said police are actively investigating possible links to three additional murders in Canada, including the shooting death of an 11-year-old boy in Edmonton, identified as without revealing details about Persons arrested. Sources also indicated that on the day Nanjar was killed at Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara in Surrey, members of the hit squad allegedly played different roles like shooter, driver and spot.

An unusual diplomatic crisis between India and Canada, with potentially political and geopolitical ramifications, erupted in September last year following a critical allegation by Trudeau. The parliament of his country was informed by him that there was a possibility that the Indian government was involved in Najjar’s murder.

During his visit to the G20 Leaders’ Summit on September 9-10 last year, Trudeau raised the issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi expressed concern about pro-Khalistan elements in Canada during his bilateral meeting in New Delhi.

The Foreign Ministry called Trudeau’s allegation “ridiculous and inflammatory”, saying he had made similar allegations during a meeting with the prime minister, which were “absolutely rejected”. This led to a rapid escalation of diplomatic tensions, highlighting the seriousness of the crisis.

Canada launched the first action by expelling an Indian diplomat stationed in Ottawa, after revealing the official’s role as the head of India’s intelligence agency. In response, India expelled the Canadian diplomat based in New Delhi.

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