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Hardeep Singh Nijjar murder: What Canada police said on 3 arrested suspects | 10 points | World News

Canadian police arrested three men on Friday for the murder of Khalistani separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar, months after the crime sparked a diplomatic row between India and Canada.

Khalistan separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar was shot dead outside a gurdwara in Surrey, Canada.

Hardeep Singh Nijjar was shot dead in Surrey, Canada. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had accused the Indian government of being involved in the murder. New Delhi had called the allegation absurd.

What Canadian police said about Nijjar murder suspects

  1. Those arrested were identified as Karanpreet Singh, 28, Kamalpreet Singh, 22, and Karan Brar, 22, Canadian police said.
  2. Mandeep Mooker, an RCMP superintendent, said in a televised news conference that they were investigating whether the three alleged attackers had ties to the “Indian government.”
  3. RCMP Deputy Commissioner David Teboul said police will further investigate the killing. He said other people may have played a role in the murder.
  4. “This investigation does not stop there. We are aware that others may have played a role in this homicide and we remain committed to tracking down and arresting each of these individuals,” he said.
  5. The trio was arrested in Edmonton, Alberta. They are Indian nationals, according to Canadian police.
  6. The three suspects lived in Canada on a non-permanent resident permit.
  7. Canadian police said they were talking to their Indian counterparts about the matter.
  8. Karanpreet Singh, Kamalpreet Singh and Karan Brar face charges including first degree murder and conspiracy.
  9. “Separate investigations are underway into these matters,” Teboul said.
  10. “These efforts include investigating links with the Indian government,” he added.
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The National Investigation Agency of India had designated Nijjar as a terrorist in 2020.

India had called Canada’s allegations baseless. Following this accusation, New Delhi asked Canada to send back 41 of its 62 diplomats in the country, accusing them of interference in India’s internal affairs and citing diplomatic parity. Tensions remain but have since eased somewhat.

India maintains that Canada has never provided concrete evidence of Nijjar’s murder.

With contributions from Reuters, AP

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