OTTAWA, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Canada stated on Monday it had credible info linking Indian authorities brokers to the homicide of a Sikh chief in British Columbia in June and stated it had expelled a senior Indian intelligence official.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated any involvement of a international authorities within the killing of a Canadian citizen was “an unacceptable violation of our sovereignty”.
Hardeep Singh Nijjar, was shot useless outdoors a Sikh temple in Surrey, British Columbia, on June 18.
Nijjar supported a Sikh homeland within the type of an impartial Khalistani state and been branded by India as a “terrorist,” the Canadian Broadcasting Corp stated.
“Canadian safety companies have been actively pursuing credible allegations of a possible hyperlink between brokers of the federal government of India and the killing of a Canadian citizen, Hardeep Singh Nijjar,” Trudeau stated in an emergency assertion to the Home of Commons parliamentary chamber.
“Canada has declared its deep issues to the highest intelligence and safety officers of the Indian authorities.
Final week on the G20 I introduced them personally and on to Prime Minister Modi in no unsure phrases.”
New Delhi stated final week that Modi had conveyed robust issues about protests in Canada towards India to Trudeau.
International Minister Melanie Joly instructed reporters that Ottawa had expelled the Indian head of intelligence in Canada however gave no additional particulars.
Canada has the best inhabitants of Sikhs outdoors their residence state of Punjab in India, and the nation has been the positioning of many protests which have irked India.
Reporting by David Ljunggren and Steve Scherer; Modifying by Mark Porter, William Maclean and Sandra Maler
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