WASHINGTON: US media has exposed some hidden facts regarding the killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a prominent leader of the Khalistan Movement, in Canada in June earlier this year.
According to these reports, American media sources, relying on eyewitness accounts and CCTV footage, have asserted that not just three, but a total of six individuals were involved in the murder of Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
Foreign media outlets have also indicated that the suspects behind the assassination of this Khalistan Movement leader employed not one, but two vehicles in carrying out the attack. Nijjar’s vehicle was intercepted in a parking lot, where one of the suspects initiated the stoppage, with two others suddenly emerging to open fire.
The US media has further alleged that the assailants discharged a total of 50 bullets, 34 of which found their mark on Hardeep Singh Nijjar. These revelations suggest a higher degree of organization in Nijjar’s killing than previously believed.
Significantly, it was only on September 18 that the Canadian government officially accused India of being involved in Nijjar’s murder. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau disclosed that Canadian intelligence had established a connection between Nijjar’s death and the Indian government. Trudeau raised this issue with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a G20 meeting, asserting that foreign government involvement in a Canadian citizen’s killing on Canadian soil violated their sovereignty.
Subsequently, Canada ordered the expulsion of Indian diplomat Pawan Kumar Roy, amid media claims that Roy served as the head of India’s intelligence agency, RAW. In response, India suspended visa services for Canadian citizens, escalating tensions arising from the assassination of Khalistan Movement leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar.