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Nijjar Killing Row: Canadian Police Likely To Arrest 2 Suspects Within Weeks, Says Report

As per media reports, the suspects of Khalistani leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar's assassination are currently under police surveillance and are expected to be apprehended 'in a matter of weeks'. The report also mentioned that they never left Canada since Nijjar's assassination. 

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As the latest development in the long-standing diplomatic feud between India and Canada over India's alleged involvement in the assassination of pro-Khalistani leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Canadian soil, it has been revealed by a report that the Canadian police are close to arresting two men believed to be responsible for the fatal shooting of Nijjar in the British Columbia province in June this year.

What does the report say?

As per media reports, the suspects of Nijjar's assassination are currently under police surveillance and are expected to be apprehended 'in a matter of weeks'. The report also mentioned that they never left Canada since Nijjar's assassination. 

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Moreover, the report also said that police will unveil details regarding the alleged involvement of the assassins and their connection to the Indian government when formal charges are filed.

"Within the community, there's a sense of closure that might come with the two people being arrested like it's being said," the Global News quoted Moninder Singh, spokesperson of BC Gurdwaras Council, as saying.

The integrated homicide investigation team said it was aware of the reports of imminent arrests in Nijjar's murder but won't comment because it's an active investigation.

India-Canada diplomatic feud

The India-Canada bilateral ties underwent a cold phase this year after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's explosive allegations in September of the Indian government's involvement in orchestrating the killing of Nijjar outside a gurdwara in Surrey city on June 18.

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India had designated Nijjar as a terrorist in 2020. India has rejected Trudeau's allegations as "absurd" and "motivated".

Days after Trudeau's allegations in September, India temporarily suspended the issuance of visas to Canadian citizens and asked Ottawa to downsize its diplomatic presence in the country to ensure parity.

India resumed some visa services in Canada last month, more than a month after they were suspended.

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