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Hardeep Singh Nijjar killing: Three arrested in Canada

News Agencies | Updated on: 4 May 2024, 8:59 IST
Three arrested in Canada

Ottawa [Canada]: Canadian police on Saturday released photographs of all three persons arrested in the killing of India-designated terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar last year.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in a statement named the three men, all Indian nationals, as Karanpreet Singh, 28, Kamalpreet Singh, 22 and Karan Brar, 22 and released their photographs.

The trio were arrested in Edmonton City in Alberta.
They have now been charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in relation to the homicide. Along with photographs of the three accused, the Canadian police have also released the photographs of the car believed to have been used by the suspects in the time leading up to the homicide, in and around the Surrey area.

Addressing reporters at a news conference on Friday, RCMP Assistant Commissioner David Teboul, who leads the Federal Policing Program in the Pacific Region, emphasised the active nature of the investigation into Nijjar's murder.

"There are separate and distinct investigations ongoing into these matters, certainly not limited to the involvement of the people arrested today, and these efforts include investigating connections to the government of India," Teboul said.


First published: 4 May 2024, 8:59 IST