Ottawa (HS). Canada on Monday expelled a top Indian diplomat amid growing sourness in relations with India. Earlier, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had alleged possible connection of the Indian government in the murder of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
Following Trudeau’s statement, Canadian Home Minister Melanie Jolie expelled the Indian diplomat. Jolie said that Prime Minister Trudeau has also raised this issue with US President Joe Biden. The Canadian government alleges that Indian diplomat Hardeep Singh was interfering in the investigation of the Nijjar murder case. Whereas the Canadian agency is committed to its investigation. Canadian agencies are investigating the possibility of Indian involvement in the Nijjar murder case.
Earlier, Trudeau, while addressing the House of Commons in Ottawa, said that the involvement of a foreign government in the murder of a Canadian citizen on Canadian soil is unacceptable. He said Canadian security agencies are investigating allegations of a possible link between the Indian government and the murder of Canadian citizen Hardeep Nijjar.
It is noteworthy that in June this year, two unknown assailants shot dead Hardeep Singh Nijjar, the main Khalistani leader of the extremist organization Sikh for Justice (SFJ), near the Gurunanak Sikh Gurudwara in Surrey, Canada. Indian agency NIA had declared Nijjar a fugitive. Nijjar was carrying out Khalistani terrorist activities against India while living in Canada.