Khalistan leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar shot dead inside Gurdwara in Canada

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Hardeep Singh Nijjar, chief of Khalistan Tiger Force, was killed in the parking lot of a Gurdwara in Canada. [Photo: Twitter/ arunpudur]

Canada-based Khalistani leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar was shot dead by two unidentified gunmen in Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara Surrey on Monday.

He was the president of this gurdwara and a prominent face of Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) in Canada.

Nijjar had played a key role in organising the Khalistan referendum in Brampton city. The referendum had taken place in the year 2022 and over 100,000 people had reportedly turned up to participate in it.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) last year filed a charge sheet against four persons, including Nijjar, in connection with a conspiracy to kill Hindu priest Kamaldeep Sharma in Jalandhar on January 31, 2021.

The three others charge-sheeted in the case are Kamaljeet Sharma and Ram Singh, who allegedly attacked the priest on the directions of Nijjar and his associate Arshdeep Singh alias Prabh, as per NIA charges.

Besides these, the NIA had also attached the property of Nijjar in his native village in Punjab in connection with another case. A bounty of Rs 10 Lakh was declared on him.

Nijjar was the president of Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara.

He hailed from a village in Jalandhar district of Punjab and was associated with the Sikhs for Justice, that has been declared as separatist organisation and is banned in India.

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