Assassination of a Sikh activist | Police announce arrest of fourth suspect

(Surrey) Police in British Columbia have charged a fourth Indian national over the murder last year of Sikh activist Hardeep Singh Nijjar.


Posted at 7:39 p.m.

The province’s Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said Amandeep Singh, 22, was already in the custody of Peel Regional Police, Ont., on unrelated firearms charges. murder.

Investigators say evidence in Nijjar’s case was “sufficient” for the BC Prosecution Service to charge Amandeep Singh with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

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Amandeep Singh

They say no further details about the arrest can be released due to ongoing investigations and legal proceedings.

Earlier this month, police arrested three Indian nationals in Edmonton and charged them with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the death of Mr. Nijjar, who was shot in the parking lot of the Sikh Temple in Surrey, British Columbia, where he served as president.

The death of Hardeep Singh Nijjar sparked tensions between Canada and India, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau saying credible intelligence linked the killing to the Indian government, while Indian officials denied any involvement.

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