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 shared the credible allegations — that I talked about on Monday — with India. We did that many weeks ago. We are there to work constructively with India and we hope that they engage with us so we can get to the bottom of this very serious manner,” said Trudeau.
India has repeatedly denied claims of receiving any intel regarding the allegations from Canada before Trudeau’s announcement on Monday revealing them.
The Canadian government also expelled a top Indian diplomat soon after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's allegations. India has refuted Trudeau's statements made in the Canadian Parliament, deeming the "allegations of the Government of India's involvement in any act of violence in Canada" as both absurd and motivated.
"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.
Nijjar was among India's most-wanted terrorists, carrying a reward of Rs 10 lakh on his head. He was fatally shot by two unidentified assailants outside a gurdwara in Surrey, a province of British Columbia in Canada, on June 18.