Canada probes firing at Nijjar aide’s home, radicals blame India

Wednesday 07th February 2024 05:46 EST

Ottawa: Canadian police are investigating an overnight shooting at the residence of Sikh activist Sarbjeet Singh, a close associate of the pro-Khalistan chief of banned Khalistan Tiger Force, Hardeep Singh Nijjar, who was shot dead in Surrey, Canada, on June 18 last year.

Nijjar’s killing led to a diplomatic row between India and Canada after PM Justin Trudeau said he suspected Indian govt involvement. A Gurdwara Council spokesperson in Canada’s British Columbia province, Moninder Singh, blamed India for the shooting at Sarbjeet Singh’s house. He said two gunmen fired at Sarbjeet’s house barely 10 minutes after he reached home and the bullets also hit the inside walls and his six-year-old son had a narrow escape.

Addressing a press conference at Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara in Surrey, where Nijjar was shot dead in the parking lot, Moninder Singh alleged, “We feel that his targeting is from the Indian side and he was being followed for the last several months. There also was surveillance outside his house. Sarabjeet had also informed the police authorities about this.”
Sarbjeet is associated with the Khalistan movement, including the Khalistan referendum organised by Sikhs for Justice, which is proscribed in India.

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