Some facts about Hardeep Singh Nijjar – Sikh leader killed in Canada

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In June, in British Columbia Sikh separatist leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar was fatally shot in the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara. Here’s what we know about the ongoing investigation:

1) On June 18, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) received reports of a shooting at the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara in Surrey, British Columbia.

2) Responders found Hardeep Singh Nijjar, 45, inside a vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds. Sadly, he succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

3) The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) took charge of the case.

4) Witnesses described two suspects as “heavier-set males with face coverings” who fled the scene on foot, likely with a waiting vehicle nearby. Later, authorities revealed the presence of a third suspect. No arrests have been made.

5) In July, investigators shared the suspected route taken by the two individuals after the murder. They also identified the waiting vehicle as a Silver 2008 Toyota Camry.

6) Local community members raised concerns about possible foreign involvement in the assassination of the Sikh separatist leader.

7) Timothy Pierotti, an IHIT official, emphasized their commitment to uncovering the truth and relying on evidence in the early stages of the investigation.

  • On Monday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated that there were credible indications linking Indian government agents to the murder. While he didn’t directly accuse India, Foreign Minister Melanie Joly later expressed cautious language, noting that if the allegations were proven true, they would be deemed unacceptable.


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