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'India will wait...': S Jaishankar reacts to arrest of 3 Indians by Canada police in Hardeep Nijjar murder case

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar reacted to the arrest of three Indians in the murder case of Sikh leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar and said that India will wait for Canadian police to share information on the arrested individuals.

Written by  Shgun S -- May 05th 2024 08:49 AM -- Updated: May 05th 2024 10:25 AM
'India will wait...': S Jaishankar reacts to arrest of 3 Indians by Canada police in Hardeep Nijjar murder case

'India will wait...': S Jaishankar reacts to arrest of 3 Indians by Canada police in Hardeep Nijjar murder case

Hardeep Nijjar murder case: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar reacted to the arrest of three Indians in the murder case of Sikh leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar and said that India will wait for Canadian police to share information on the arrested individuals. Jaishankar also slammed Canadian authorities saying, "They have allowed organized crime from India, specifically from Punjab, to operate in Canada." 

Canadian police charged the three on Friday with the murder of Hardeep Singh Nijjar and said they were looking into whether the suspects had any ties to the Indian government.


The Union Minister stated he had seen the news of arrests and that the accused "apparently are Indians with some kind of gang background... we'll have to wait for the police to tell us."

"But, as I said, one of our concerns which we have been telling them is that, you know, they have allowed organised crime from India, specifically from Punjab, to operate in Canada," he added.

Sanjay Verma, India's high commissioner to Canada, stated that he hopes to receive regular updates from Canadian authorities on the three arrested Indians.

"I hear that the arrests were made following investigations by the relevant Canadian law enforcement agencies. This is an internal issue in Canada, so we have no comments," Verma added.

The three Indian nationals were arrested in Edmonton, Alberta, on Friday, according to police.

Sikh leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar was shot dead in June 2023 outside a gurdwara in Surrey, a Vancouver suburb with a large Sikh population. A few months later, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau claimed Indian government involvement, causing a diplomatic crisis with New Delhi.

- PTC NEWS

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