Sikh separatist leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar who was shot dead outside Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara in Vancouver, creating a rift between Canada and India, has now taken a new turn as a video reviewed by The Washington Post.
WP reported that at least six men and two vehicles were involved in the killing of Khalistan leader—a Canadian citizen.
The assailants fired about 50 bullets and 34 hit Nijjar.
The US media reporting witness accounts reported that larger and more organized operation than has previously been reported.
Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told Canada’s House of Commons last week that authorities were pursuing credible allegations that agents of the Indian government were involved in the killing.
Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Tuesday announced that its country expelled an Indian diplomat over the killing of the Canadian citizen Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
Canada Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly said that India’s spy agency—Indian Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) intelligence head— stationed in Ottawa stationed in Ottawa named Pavan Kumar Rai.
One of Canada’s partners in the intelligence-sharing Five Eyes alliance shared the tipoff.
India rejected claims and expelled a Canadian diplomat the next day in a tit-for-tat move.
Nijjar’s killing was captured by a gurdwara security camera. The video has been shared with investigators.
A 90-second recording of the video reviewed by The Post begins with Nijjar’s gray pickup truck pulling out of a parking space when assailants appeared in a white sedan and blocked the truck and meanwhile two attackers in ‘hooded sweatshirts’ and finished the target.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said police received a first report of the shooting at 8:27 p.m.
Once officers did arrive, Bhupinderjit Singh said, “There was an hours-long tussle between Surrey police and the RCMP. They couldn’t decide who would head the investigation, so there was a delay.”