Indian govt warns Canada on Khalistan terror camp in BC

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CHANDIGARH: Almost six months after the Pathankot terror attack, intelligence agencies have sent an alert to Canada’s Justin Trudeau government, which has a baptized Sikh as defence minister, saying that pro-Khalistan terrorists are running a camp near Mission city in British Columbia to carry out strikes in Punjab.

According to a report prepared by Punjab intelligence sleuths, Canadian Sikh Hardeep Nijjar has taken over as the operational head of Khalistan Terror Force (KTF) and formed a module comprising Sikh youths to carry out the attacks.

The Punjab government has already submitted the report to the ministry of external affairs and ministry of home affairs to seek extradition of Nijjar.

The report has in fact made a subtle reference to the January 2 Pathankot airbase attack, saying that Nijjar “was to arrange weapons from Pakistan but due to high alert on the border in the wake of Pathankot incident, it could not materialize”.

Nijjar, a baptized Sikh staying in Surrey since 1995 on Canadian passport (QK139247), is a proclaimed terrorist in Punjab and wanted in connection with the 2007 Shingaar cinema blast in Ludhiana in which six people were killed.

These disclosures were made in the report after an alleged KTF member, Mandeep Singh, was arrested from Chak Kalan village in Ludhiana two weeks ago following his phone calls to Pakistan-based terror outfit Dal Khalsa International’s (DKI) chief Gajinder Singh and Nijjar.

“Nijjar has been imparting arms training to his group in Canada after the arrest of former KTF chief Jagtar Tara in Thailand by the Interpol last year. He took Mandeep Singh and three more Sikh youths recently for AK-47 training in a range near Mission where they were made to fire for four hours daily,” the report said.

Courtesy of Times of India

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