Three charged in the killing of Sikh separatist leader in Canada – in an incident that sparked a diplomatic row with India | World news

Friday May 3, 2024 8:56 PM, UK

Three suspects have been charged by Canadian police in the killing of a Sikh separatist leader in Vancouver last June, in an incident that sparked a diplomatic row between Ottawa and New Delhi.

Three suspects have been arrested and charged in the murder of 45-year-old Hardeep Singh Nijjar by masked gunmen in Surrey, outside Vancouver.

David Teboul, assistant commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, said police could not comment on the nature of the evidence or motive.

“This matter is under full investigation,” Teboul said.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sparked a diplomatic feud with India when he said in September that there were “credible allegations” of Indian involvement in the killing.

India angrily denied its involvement.

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