In a significant turn of events, Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a Canada-based pro-Khalistan leader, was shot dead in Surrey city, British Columbia province. He had been a leading figure in the Khalistan separatist movement and was closely associated with Sikhs for Justice (SFJ). Nijjar was also serving as the president of Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara in Surrey.
Nijjar, a member of the Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF), was a ‘wanted terrorist’ for his involvement in various acts of violence and subversive activities.
Nijjar was allegedly involved in the killing of Ripudaman Malik in Surrey. Malik had founded the Khalsa Credit Union and Khalsa School. Insiders suggest that Nijjar’s assassination could be an act of revenge.
The police in Surrey are currently investigating the details of Nijjar’s assassination, though no details have been disclosed at this time.