Canada costs three Indian nationals with homicide of Sikh separatist

Unlock the Editor’s Digest for freeRoula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favorite tales on this weekly e-newsletter.Canada’s authorities have arrested and charged three Indian nationals with the deadly capturing of a Sikh separatist chief in British Columbia final yr, an occasion that heightened tensions between Ottawa and New Delhi. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police mentioned they’d arrested Karanpreet Singh, Kamalpreet Singh and Karan Brar in Edmonton, Alberta, on Friday. The three males had been charged with first-degree homicide and conspiracy to commit homicide for the killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar outdoors Vancouver in June. “We’re investigating if there are any ties to the federal government of India,” RCMP superintendent Mandeep Mooker advised reporters. “There could also be others concerned,” he added, saying there are different ongoing investigations associated to the killing. Nijjar’s dying sophisticated ties between Canada and India. Every nation ordered the opposite to take away its diplomats, and India briefly stopped offering visas to Canadian residents. Final September, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mentioned there have been “credible allegations” linking New Delhi to the killing.Police mentioned they’re collaborating with worldwide companions, together with businesses within the US. Authorities in Washington final yr thwarted an try and assassinate Gurpatwant Singh Pannun — a Sikh separatist who’s a US and Canadian citizen — on US soil.Nijjar was fatally shot in a car parking zone within the metropolis of Surrey, the place he led a Sikh temple, or gurdwara. India’s authorities mentioned he was a terrorist and a part of a Sikh motion that desires to create an impartial state of “Khalistan” in India’s Punjab state. New Delhi has known as the claims that it was concerned in Nijjar’s dying “absurd”.

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