Surrey Police investigate shots fired at house of Hardeep Nijjar’s aide in Canada
RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) had received information of gunshots being fired at house in south Surrey at approx. 1:21 AM on February 1.-
The Canadian Police reported gunshots being fired at a house in South Surry which reportedly belongs to a man with ties to pro-Khalistani leader, Hardeep Singh Nijjar. Nijjar was shot dead in British Columbia in June last year.
The owner of the house was identified as Simranjeet Singh, who was close associate of the slain Khalistani activist. According to reports, a car was parked at the residence which was also riddled with bullets.
The Surrey RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) said in a statement that they had received information of gunshots being fired at house in south Surrey at approx. 1:21 AM on February 1. Frontline officers attended the scene and located evidence of a shooting. The release further said that the RCMP’s Major Crime Section is conducting an investigation, but the investigators believe that it was an isolated incident. The motive behind the shooting has not been established yet.
As per reports, Moninder Singh, the spokesperson for the British Columbia Gurudwara Council said that the community members suspect Simranjeet’s connection with Nijjar to be the cause behind the shooting.
Hardeep Singh Nijjar was shot dead at the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurudwara in Surrey, British Columbia in Canada. His death was responsible for deteriorating India-Canada ties after Canadian PM Justin Trudeau announced that Indian agents were linked to Nijjar’s assassination. Indian govt. had asked the Canadian govt. for proof, which they failed to provide. However, a recent announcement by Canada’s outgoing National Security Advisor (NSA) Jody Thomas, hints at strengthening ties. He said that India is actively collaborating in the probe of the assassination of Hardeep Singh Nijjar.