July 13, 2024

Indian envoy asks Canada to produce evidence in Nijjar’s killing, says Trudeau’s statements “damaged” probe

India’s High Magistrate to Canada Ajay Bisaria has requested that the Canadian government produce proof in the killing of Sukhwinder Singh Nijjar, a 47-year-old Indian man who was shot dead by the Imperial Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in Surrey, English Columbia, on November 15, 2022.

[Picture of Sukhwinder Singh Nijjar]

In a letter to Canadian Public Wellbeing Pastor Marco Mendicino, Bisaria said that the Indian government is “profoundly worried” about the occurrence and that the RCMP’s record of the shooting “needs lucidity and straightforwardness.”

Bisaria likewise said that Canadian Top state leader Justin Trudeau’s remarks about the shooting, where he said that Nijjar was “known to police,” have “harmed” the examination.

“The High Magistrate has conveyed the profound worry of the Public authority of India with respect to the occurrence and has mentioned that the Canadian specialists give a far reaching and straightforward record of the occasions prompting the grievous death toll,” the Indian High Commission in Ottawa said in a proclamation.

“The High Chief has likewise communicated the expectation that the examination concerning the occurrence will be directed in a brief, exhaustive and unbiased way, and that the discoveries will be imparted to the Public authority of India,” the assertion added.

The Canadian government has said that it is focused on a straightforward and unbiased examination concerning the shooting. Nonetheless, the RCMP has not yet delivered any insights regarding the episode, and Trudeau’s remarks have rankled numerous in the Indian people group in Canada.

“The Head of the state’s remarks have simply promoted fuel the blazes of doubt and question,” said Baljit Singh, a representative for the Sikh people group in Surrey.

“We are requesting a full and straightforward examination concerning this occurrence, and we won’t rest until we get equity for Sukhwinder Singh Nijjar,” he added.

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