Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday said that Canada shared the “credible allegations” that India’s government may have been involved in the killing of a Khalistani terrorist “weeks ago”, Global News reported.
“Canada has told India about the credible allegations I mentioned on Monday. That was done a few weeks ago. According to Trudeau, “We are there to work constructively with India and we hope that they engage with us so that we can learn more about this very serious matter,” said Trudeau.
India has frequently refuted assertions that it had any information about the charges from Canada before to Trudeau’s Monday announcement exposing them.
Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada, said on Monday in the Canadian Parliament that there was a “potential link” between the execution of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, the leader of the outlawed Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF), who was assassinated in Surrey in June, and agents of the Indian government.
A senior Indian diplomat was also dismissed from Canada shortly following Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s accusations.
The government of India has denied Trudeau’s claims made in the Canadian Parliament, calling the “allegations of the Government of India’s involvement in any act of violence in Canada” both ludicrous and premeditated.
“We have seen and reject the statement of the Canadian Prime Minister in their Parliament, as also the statement by their Foreign Minister. Allegations of Government of India’s involvement in any act of violence in Canada are absurd and motivated,” a statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) stated.