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Another Indian Citizen Arrested in Connection with Hardeep Singh Nijjar Murder Case

Another Indian Citizen Arrested in Connection with Hardeep Singh Nijjar Murder Case

The ongoing investigation into the murder of Sikh leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar has led to the arrest of another Indian national in Canada. Amandeep Singh has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with Nijjar’s death, according to Al Jazeera. This arrest follows the earlier detention of three other Indian nationals—Kamalpreet Singh, Karanpreet Singh, and Kiran Brar—by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in Alberta on May 3. These individuals had been living in Canada as temporary residents for the past five years.

RCMP Superintendent Mandeep Mokar emphasized the continuing nature of the investigation, indicating that more individuals are believed to be involved. Mokar stated, “This investigation will not end here because we know that more people were involved in this massacre. Our top priority is finding them.” He also suggested a potential link between the suspects and the Indian government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, noting that all evidence points towards the Modi administration’s involvement. This assertion is supported by Canadian authorities and the Five Eyes Intelligence Agency, which have similarly implicated the Indian government in Nijjar’s assassination.

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The murder of Hardeep Singh Nijjar is part of a concerning trend of violence against Sikh leaders internationally. Just three days after Nijjar’s murder, there was an attempt on the life of Sikh leader Gurpatwant Singh Pannu in the United States, which fortunately did not succeed. Additionally, on November 9, 2023, Harpreet Singh Uppal and his 11-year-old son were killed in Vancouver, Canada.

The arrested suspects are originally from the Indian states of Punjab and Haryana. According to a US investigation, the Modi government allegedly utilized the services of Indian criminal and drug dealer Nikhil Gupta in the attempt on Pannu’s life. Despite mounting evidence, the Modi government continues to deny any involvement in these incidents. As the investigation unfolds, the international community remains watchful for further developments.