Another source of information is one of the Five Eyes countries, the intelligence alliance of Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. CBC’s sources did not identify a specific country.
According to the CBC, during unofficial Canadian-Indian talks, Indian representatives did not deny allegations that there was evidence of Indian government involvement in the murder.
The Canadian government has yet to present specific evidence, but it has not been ruled out that it could emerge during the trial, the CBC reported.
Justin Trudeau has accused India of political murder in Canada
On Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said during his speech to Parliament, among other things: “Canadian security agencies are actively investigating credible allegations of possible links between individuals acting on behalf of the Government of India and the killing of Canadian citizen Hardeep Singh Nijjar.” Trudeau also said he raised the issue of the killing during a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the recent G20 summit in New Delhi. On Thursday, during a visit to the United Nations, Trudeau said that making the allegations public was not an easy decision and was taken “very seriously.”
Canadian officials have visited India several times in recent months to seek help from officials there, media reports said.
Sparks fly between powers after Sikh leader’s death
Canada recently suspended trade talks with India and decided not to send a trade mission planned for this fall.
India on Thursday suspended services for Canadians at visa centers in Canada. Earlier, India warned its citizens not to travel to Canada.
Canadian embassies in India have reduced diplomatic presence after receiving threats, Canadian media reported on Thursday.
On Tuesday, the Canadian Parliament debated the killing of Nijjar, a Canadian citizen. Parliamentarians have proposed that a public inquiry into attempts to influence Canadian politics include India as well as China, Iran and Russia.
Death of Hardeep Singh Nijar
Nijjar was shot on June 18 this year. By two masked men outside a Sikh temple in Surrey, British Columbia. He was a supporter of the creation of an independent state of Khalistan in northwest India for members of the Sikh community. The Indian government considered him a terrorist and accused him of carrying out separatist activities.
Sikhism is a religion that combines Hindu and Muslim beliefs and was founded in the 15th century and currently has around 27 million followers in the world.
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