Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar, wanted by NIA in India, killed in Canada

New Delhi: Canadian pro-Khalistan leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar was shot dead at the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara in the Punjabi-dominated city of Surrey in British Columbia province.

Nijjar was the president of the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara in Surrey. Nijjar was associated with the separatist outfit, Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), which is banned in India. He played a key role in holding the Khalistan referendum in Brampton City.

Nijjar was earlier declared a ‘wanted terrorist’ by the Government of India for his involvement in various acts of violence and subversive activities. Nijjar’s name also figures in a list issued by the Government of India, which names 40 other designated terrorists.

The National Investigation Agency had earlier filed a chargesheet against Nijjar for allegedly planning the terror attack. India had asked the Canadian authorities to take action against Nijjar for his alleged involvement in terrorist activities in Punjab.

In 2022, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) declared a reward of Rs 10 lakh on Nijjar after accusing him of conspiring to murder a Hindu priest in Jalandhar, Punjab.

The conspiracy to kill the priest was hatched by the Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF).