Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, In a significant development, Hardeep Singh Nijjar, the notorious chief of the Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF) and a key figure fueling the Khalistani movement in Punjab, was shot dead by two unidentified gunmen near the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. The incident took place earlier today, sending shockwaves through the local Sikh community and law enforcement agencies.
Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a prominent figure in the Khalistani movement, had been evading authorities for a considerable period while residing in Canada. His involvement in planning targeted killings in India had earned him a spot on India’s most wanted 40 designated terrorists list. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) had even declared a reward of Rs 10 lakh for any information leading to his capture.
The Sikh Gurdwara where Nijjar was shot was not only a place of worship but also served as his base of operations. As the head of the gurudwara, Nijjar wielded significant influence within the Sikh community, which he allegedly exploited to further his radical agenda.
The incident occurred when two unidentified assailants approached Nijjar near the gurudwara and opened fire. Witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots, causing panic in the area. Authorities swiftly responded to the scene, cordoning off the area and launching a thorough investigation into the assassination.
Law enforcement agencies are working tirelessly to identify and apprehend the perpetrators, with the motive behind the attack still under investigation. The police have not yet ruled out any possibilities, including political or personal motives.
The death of Hardeep Singh Nijjar marks a major breakthrough in the fight against terrorism, particularly in relation to the Khalistani movement. His demise will likely have a significant impact on the activities of the Khalistan Tiger Force and the overall Khalistani movement, both in India and abroad.
Authorities from India and Canada are expected to collaborate closely in the ongoing investigation to uncover any potential connections or networks that may have facilitated Nijjar’s activities. This incident highlights the importance of international cooperation in combating terrorism and ensuring the safety and security of nations.
The Sikh community and local residents have expressed shock and grief over the incident. They are hopeful that Nijjar’s death will bring an end to the violent activities associated with the Khalistani movement and promote peace and harmony within their community.
As the investigation continues, further updates regarding the motives and individuals involved in this assassination are anticipated. Law enforcement agencies remain committed to bringing all those responsible to justice and dismantling any remaining networks associated with terrorism and extremism.