India expels Canadian diplomat in retaliation

India expels Canadian diplomat in retaliation

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India has strongly rejected any attempts to link the government to such developments.

“We urge the Government of Canada to take prompt and effective legal action against all anti-India elements operating from its soil,” the Ministry of External Affairs said.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday accused the Indian government of being behind the fatal shooting of Khalistan Tiger Force chief Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Canada, CBC News reported.

Najjar, who was wanted in India, was shot outside a gurudwara in a parking area in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada on June 18.

Nijjar, a resident of Bharsinghpur village in Punjab’s Jalandhar, lived in Surrey and was declared a “fugitive” by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

Earlier on Monday, speaking in a debate in the Canadian Parliament, Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau claimed that his country’s national security officials have reason to believe that “agents of the Government of India” carried out the murder of the Canadian citizen. Diya, who was also the President. Guru Nanak Sikh Gurudwara of Surrey.

Trudeau said, “Canadian security agencies are actively pursuing credible allegations of a possible connection between Indian government agents and the murder of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a Canadian citizen.”

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