3 accused of killing Sikh activist to seem in B.C. court docket as we speak

Three Indian nationals accused of murdering Sikh activist Hardeep Singh Nijjar are as a result of face court docket Tuesday over the killing that triggered a serious diplomatic rift with India.

Karanpreet Singh, Kamalpreet Singh and Karan Brar had been arrested in Edmonton final week and are scheduled to seem in Surrey Provincial Court docket at 9:30 a.m. PT.

Every of them are dealing with expenses of first-degree homicide and conspiracy to homicide.

Nijjar, an advocate for an unbiased Sikh homeland and president of the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara, was shot lifeless in his pickup truck whereas leaving the temple’s car parking zone in Surrey, B.C., final June.

In September, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau instructed the Home of Commons that credible intelligence instructed that the Indian authorities performed a job within the killing, which it denies.

Police who introduced the arrests final week stated investigations a couple of attainable connection to India’s authorities proceed.

Nijjar was a key organizer of unofficial referendums for an unbiased Sikh state in India and was regarded by India’s authorities as a terrorist.

In the meantime, India’s envoy to Canada is scheduled to talk publicly Tuesday for the primary time because the RCMP made the arrests in Edmonton.

Excessive Commissioner Sanjay Kumar Verma is to deal with the Montreal Council on International Relations on the theme of present and future relations between India and Canada.

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