Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a wanted terrorist designated by the Indian government, was fatally shot in Surrey, Canada. Nijjar had been accused of engaging in acts of violence and subversive activities.
Hardeep Singh Nijjar (Photo: India.com)
Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a wanted Khalistani terrorist sought by the Indian government, was killed in a targeted shooting in Surrey, Canada, at approximately 8:27 pm (local time) on Sunday.
According to officials, Nijjar was shot outside a gurdwara in Canada. He had recently been included in a list of 40 designated terrorists released by the Indian government.
Nijjar, originally from Bharsinghpur village in Jalandhar, Punjab, was discovered dead inside a car in the parking lot of the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara Sahib, where he held a prominent position. The investigation into his death is ongoing.
According to officials, preliminary information indicates that Hardeep Singh Nijjar was shot dead by two unidentified assailants, resulting in his immediate death.
During the removal of Nijjar’s body from the scene, a group of Sikhs present raised pro-Khalistan and anti-India slogans, as reported by officials.
In 2022, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) offered a reward of Rs 10 lakh for information leading to Nijjar’s capture, following his alleged involvement in a conspiracy to assassinate a Hindu priest in Jalandhar, Punjab.
The conspiracy was attributed to the Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF), of which Nijjar served as the chief. Nijjar, who resided in Canada, had also been charged by the NIA in a separate case related to conspiracy to carry out terrorist acts against India.