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'Will wait': S Jaishankar reacts to Canada arresting 3 Indians in Hardeep Singh Nijjar's murder
Nijjar murder
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'Will wait': S Jaishankar reacts to Canada arresting 3 Indians in Hardeep Singh Nijjar's murder

| @@indiablooms | 05 May 2024, 11:09 am

Bhubaneswar/IBNS: India will wait for Canadian Police to share information on the three Indian men arrested by the country's police in charges of the murder of Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar last year, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar said on Saturday.

Canadian police charged the three on Friday over the murder of Hardeep Singh Nijjar and said they were probing whether the suspects had links to the Indian government.

Speaking to the media, Jaishankar said he had seen news of the arrests and said the suspects "apparently are Indians of 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 organized crime from India, specifically from Punjab, to operate in Canada," Jaishankar said.

Meanwhile, India's high commissioner to Canada, Sanjay Verma, said that it hopes to get regular updates from Canadian authorities regarding the three arrested Indians.

"I understand that the arrests have been made as a result of investigations conducted by the relevant Canadian law enforcement agencies. This issue is internal to Canada and therefore we have no comments to offer in this regard," Verma said.

The three men, all Indian nationals, were arrested in the city of Edmonton in Alberta on Friday, police said.

Nijjar, 45, was shot dead in June last year outside a gurdwara in Surrey, a Vancouver suburb with a large Sikh population.

A few months later, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau alleged Indian government involvement, triggering a diplomatic crisis with New Delhi.

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