Trudeau says Indian government linked to murder of Sikh leader in Surrey
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday that Canada has credible information that the government of India was involved in the murder of a prominent British Columbia Sikh leader on Canadian soil in June.
Trudeau said that Canadian security agencies have spent the last several weeks “actively pursuing credible allegations” that agents of the government of India were responsible for Nijjar’s death.
Trudeau made the startling announcement Monday afternoon in the House of Commons. He said he raised the issue with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the recent G20 meetings.
“Any involvement of a foreign government in the killing of a Canadian citizen on Canadian soil is an unacceptable violation of our sovereignty,” Trudeau said. “Canada declared its deep concerns to the top intelligence and security officials of the Indian government last week at the G20. I brought them personally and directly to Prime Minister Modi.”