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Amritpal Singh moves Punjab & Haryana HC, challenges detention under NSA

He contends that the District Magistrate of Amritsar overstepped authority by issuing the detention order and that only the Central or State Government could do so

Amritpal Singh moves Punjab & Haryana HC, challenges detention under NSA
Updated On : 20 Jul 2024 | 1:37 PM IST

NIA arrests key aide of Canada-based Khalistani terrorist Lakhbir Singh

The NIA has arrested a key aide of Canada-based Khalistani terrorist Lakhbir Singh Sandhu alias Landa in a major terror network case involving the supply of deadly weapons for extortion from businessmen among others, an official statement said on Friday. Baljeet Singh alias Rana Bhai alias Balli, hailing from Barwani district of Madhya Pradesh, was arrested on Thursday, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) said in the statement. Balli was found to be a major weapons supplier to Landa's agents in Punjab, it said. The weapons were used to carry out large-scale terror activities, including extortions from businessmen and others, it said. NIA's investigations in the case had led to the arrest of one Gurpreet Singh Gopi, identified as an associate of Landa and of another Khalistani terrorist Satnam Singh Satta, the NIA said. Investigations in the case, registered by NIA suo moto on July 10, 2023, revealed that Baljeet Singh had also provided weapons to Satta as part of a larger ...

NIA arrests key aide of Canada-based Khalistani terrorist Lakhbir Singh
Updated On : 19 Jul 2024 | 11:33 AM IST

Radical preacher Amritpal's brother held by Jalandhar police in drug case

Radical Sikh preacher and Khadoor Sahib MP Amritpal Singh's brother Harpreet Singh has been apprehended by Jalandhar police in a drug case, a senior police official said on Friday. Harpreet Singh was nabbed along with another accomplice, identified as Lovepreet Singh alias Luv, by Jalandhar Rural police on Thursday evening, the official said. Four grams of ICE (methamphetamine) drug was recovered from him during checking of the car in which the duo was travelling, he said. The official said that Harpreet Singh is aged between 30-35 and "was into some dispatching work in transport". Both Harpreet Singh and Lovepreet Singh hail from Amritsar, he added. Amritpal Singh is currently lodged in a prison in Assam's Dibrugarh district for offences under the National Security Act (NSA). Recently, he was flown to Delhi on a four-day custody parole for taking oath as a Lok Sabha member. Having fought the 2024 Lok Sabha elections as an independent, Amritpal Singh won from the Khadoor Sahib se

Radical preacher Amritpal's brother held by Jalandhar police in drug case
Updated On : 12 Jul 2024 | 2:47 PM IST

Not Khalistani supporter, should be released immediately: Amritpal's mother

The mother of jailed radical Sikh preacher Amritpal Singh, who took oath as a member of Parliament on Friday, said her son is not a Khalistani supporter and demanded that he be released immediately so that he can work on the issues on which he fought the elections. Meanwhile, celebrations broke out in Singh's native village Jallupur Khera in Amritsar and the Khadoor Sahib parliamentary constituency where people distributed sweets after he was administered oath. Singh and Kashmiri leader Sheikh Abdul Rashid, who were granted parole to take oath as members of the Lok Sabha, were sworn in as MPs amid heavy security in and around the Parliament complex. They took oath in the chamber of the Lok Sabha speaker after completing formalities. They were brought to the Parliament complex by security personnel this morning. Singh is lodged in a prison in Assam's Dibrugarh district for offences under the National Security Act. He was flown from Assam to Delhi on a four-day custody parole, for ..

Not Khalistani supporter, should be released immediately: Amritpal's mother
Updated On : 05 Jul 2024 | 7:17 PM IST

India hits back after Canadian Parliament's moment of silence for Nijjar

The Canadian Parliament observed a minute of silence on Tuesday to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Khalistani separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar's death

India hits back after Canadian Parliament's moment of silence for Nijjar
Updated On : 19 Jun 2024 | 3:35 PM IST

Indian suspect in plot to kill Sikh separatist Pannun extradited to US

Nikhil Gupta has been accused by US federal prosecutors of plotting with an Indian government official to kill Gurpatwant Singh Pannun

Indian suspect in plot to kill Sikh separatist Pannun extradited to US
Updated On : 17 Jun 2024 | 2:31 PM IST

Looking forward to work with Canada based on mutual understanding: PM Modi

The unease in India-Canada ties was on display when Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday responded to a congratulatory message from his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau and said New Delhi looks forward to working with Ottawa based on mutual understanding and respect for "each other's concerns". The ties between India and Canada came under severe strain following Trudeau's allegations in September last year of a "potential" involvement of Indian agents in the killing of Khalistani extremist Hardeep Singh Nijjar in British Columbia. New Delhi rejected Trudeau's charges as "absurd". "Thank you @CanadianPM for the congratulatory message. India looks forward to working with Canada based on mutual understanding and respect for each other's concerns," Modi said in a post on 'X'. In his June 6 message, Trudeau said Canada stands ready to work with the new Indian government to advance the ties if they are anchored to human rights, diversity, and the rule of law. "Congratulations to In

Looking forward to work with Canada based on mutual understanding: PM Modi
Updated On : 10 Jun 2024 | 3:00 PM IST

Pro-Khalistan slogans raised on Operation Bluestar anniversary in Punjab

Pro-Khalistan slogans were raised by supporters and activists of radical Sikh outfits here on the 40th anniversary of Operation Bluestar on Thursday. The slogans were raised by activists of various outfits, including the Simranjit Singh Mann-led Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), and former MP Dhian Singh Mand at the Akal Takht, the highest temporal seat of Sikhs. Mann, who recently lost the Lok Sabha poll from the Sangrur seat, was also present when the sloganeering took place. Led by the radical outfit Dal Khalsa, some Sikh youths were seen carrying Khalistani flags and photographs of a damaged Akal Takht. Dal Khalsa activists were seen carrying placards bearing portraits of slain militant leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and Khalistani separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar, who was killed in Canada last year. The entire marbled periphery of the Golden Temple, the holiest Sikh shrine, near the Akal Takht echoed with pro-Khalistan slogans. Some Sikh youths carried banners and placards .

Pro-Khalistan slogans raised on Operation Bluestar anniversary in Punjab
Updated On : 06 Jun 2024 | 11:16 PM IST

Punjab: Dal Khalsa raises pro-Khalistan slogans on Bluestar anniversary

Pro-Khalistan slogans were raised by supporters and activists of radical Sikh outfits here on the 40th anniversary of Operation Bluestar on Thursday. The slogans were raised by activists of various outfits, including the Simranjit Singh Mann-led Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar), and former MP Dhian Singh Mand at the Akal Takht the highest temporal seat of Sikhs. Mann, who recently lost the Lok Sabha poll from the Sangrur seat, was also present. Led by the radical outfit Dal Khalsa, some Sikh youths were carrying Khalistani flags and photographs of a damaged Akal Takht the highest temporal seat of Sikhs. Dal Khalsa activists were seen carrying placards bearing portraits of slain militant leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale and Khalistani separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar, who was killed in Canada last year. The entire marbled periphery of the Golden Temple, the holiest Sikh shrine, near the Akal Takht echoed with pro-Khalistan slogans. Some Sikh youths carried banners and placards read

Punjab: Dal Khalsa raises pro-Khalistan slogans on Bluestar anniversary
Updated On : 06 Jun 2024 | 12:25 PM IST

Pannun case: Czech top court says Indian suspect can be extradited to US

Nikhil Gupta, the Indian suspect, contested the decision of the lower courts, arguing that they failed to examine the political motives behind the alleged act he stands accused of

Pannun case: Czech top court says Indian suspect can be extradited to US
Updated On : 23 May 2024 | 10:37 AM IST

Received nothing probe-worthy from agencies: Jaishankar on Nijjar case

India has never received anything which is specific and worthy of being pursued by its probe agencies, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday said over a fourth arrest made by Canada in the killing of Khalistan separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. Jaishankar said New Delhi is open to an investigation if Ottawa has any evidence or information related to any violence which is relevant to be investigated in India. "We have never received anything which is specific and worthy of being pursued by our investigative agencies and I am not aware that anything has changed in the last few days in that regard," the minister said in response to a question during a press conference here. As a consular practice, it is informed to the government or the embassy of the country of origin when arrests of foreign nationals are made, Jaishankar said. Nijjar, 45, was killed outside Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara in Surrey, British Columbia on June 18, 2023. A fourth Indian national has been arrested by

Received nothing probe-worthy from agencies: Jaishankar on Nijjar case
Updated On : 14 May 2024 | 12:07 AM IST

False narratives being created about India in West: Indian American doctor

Misinformation and false narratives are being created about Indian democracy in the West in the middle of an election cycle in India, a prominent Indian American said on Sunday, observing that some people in the West continue to have a colonial mentality. Chicago-based Dr. Baharat Barai, in an interview, hit out at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for not taking action against Sikh separatists who are openly planning and supporting violence inside India and Indian leaders. The Khalistan problem is only in Canada, maybe a little bit in the USA. If the US government wants to give them a piece of land, let them be happy. After all, they're foreign citizens. They're either citizens of the USA or citizens of Canada. What right do they have to interfere in what is happening in India? Dr Barai told PTI in an interview here. If they want a separate land for them, let (Canadian Prime Minister Justin) Trudeau give it to them. If the USA thinks that that's a good idea (let them do so)we

False narratives being created about India in West: Indian American doctor
Updated On : 13 May 2024 | 8:59 AM IST

Canada arrests fourth Indian for suspected role in Hardeep Nijjar's killing

Canadian authorities on Saturday arrested a fourth Indian national for his role in the killing of separatist Khalistan Hardeep Singh Nijjar, according to an official release. Twenty-two-year-old Amardeep Singh, a resident of Brampton, Surrey, and Abbotsford areas of Canada, has been charged with first degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) said that Singh was arrested on May 11 for his role in the killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar. He was already in the custody of the Peel Regional Police for unrelated firearms charges out, the official release said. "This arrest shows the nature of our ongoing investigation to hold responsible those that played a role in the homicide of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, said Superintendent Mandeep Mooker, the Officer in Charge of IHIT. Nijjar, 45, was killed outside Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara in Surrey, British Columbia on June 18, 2023. IHIT investigators on May 3 arrested three Indian nationals -- Karan

Canada arrests fourth Indian for suspected role in Hardeep Nijjar's killing
Updated On : 12 May 2024 | 9:16 AM IST

Canada yet to share any specific evidence or info on Nijjar case: MEA

India on Thursday said Canada has informed it about the arrest of three Indian citizens in the case of killing of Khalistani separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar but it has not provided any "specific" evidence or information in the matter yet. "Let me first make it clear that no specific or relevant evidence or information has been shared by the Canadian authorities till date," external affairs ministry spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal said. "You will therefore understand our view that the matter is being pre-judged," he said at his weekly media briefing. Last week, Canadian authorities charged three Indian nationals with the murder of Nijjar. It is reported that they entered Canada on student visas. "Obviously, there are political interests at work. We have long maintained that separatists, extremists and those advocating violence have been given political space in Canada," Jaiswal said. "Our diplomats have been threatened with impunity and obstructed in their performance of duties," he .

Canada yet to share any specific evidence or info on Nijjar case: MEA
Updated On : 09 May 2024 | 11:27 PM IST

Russian govt rubbishes US allegations implicating India in Pannun case

Gurpatwant Singh Pannun is an India-designated terrorist who holds American and Canadian citizenship

Russian govt rubbishes US allegations implicating India in Pannun case
Updated On : 09 May 2024 | 9:08 AM IST

Suspect in Nijjar killing says he entered Canada using 'study permit'

The accused, Karan Brar, in a video posted online in 2019, said he applied for a student visa through EthicWorks Immigration Services in Bathinda, in the Indian state of Punjab

Suspect in Nijjar killing says he entered Canada using 'study permit'
Updated On : 09 May 2024 | 8:12 AM IST

3 Indians accused of killing Nijjar appear before Canadian court

Three Indian nationals accused of killing Khalistan separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar last year appeared before a Canadian court on Tuesday through video for the first time on to face homicide charges as hundreds of local Khalistan supporters showed up at the courthouse. Karan Brar, 22, Kamalpreet Singh, 22, and Karanpreet Singh, 28, all Indian nationals residing in Edmonton, were arrested and charged on Friday with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder. The three - believed to be members of an alleged hit squad - appeared before the Surrey Provincial Court in British Columbia province, the Vancouver Sun reported. Each of them appeared separately from North Fraser Pretrial Centre wearing jail-issued red T-shirts or sweatshirts and sweatpants. All three agreed to have the proceedings heard in English and each of them nodded that they understood the charges of first-degree murder and conspiring to murder Nijjar, the report said. Hundreds of local Khalistan supporters sho

3 Indians accused of killing Nijjar appear before Canadian court
Updated On : 08 May 2024 | 9:25 AM IST

Nijjar killing: Canadian foreign min stands by allegations against India

Ties between India and Canada have been strained after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused agents of the Indian government of killing Nijjar

Nijjar killing: Canadian foreign min stands by allegations against India
Updated On : 08 May 2024 | 8:56 AM IST

Canada incidents mostly due to their internal politics: EAM Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday said what is happening in poll-bound Canada over the killing of Khalistan separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar is mostly due to their internal politics and nothing to do with India. Jaishankar said this while replying to a question on why Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is criticizing India. While interacting with senior journalists during a visit here, he also said the country needs a strong and active Prime Minister like Narendra Modi in order to bring further reforms in various sectors to make a Viksit Bharat (developed India). India's image globally is now actually much much higher than it had been ever Canada is an exception. You see the different country heads are praising Bharat and its Prime Minister, the external affairs minister said. He said a section of pro-Khalistan people are using Canada's democracy, creating a lobby and have become a vote bank. The ruling party in Canada has no majority in Parliament and some par

Canada incidents mostly due to their internal politics: EAM Jaishankar
Updated On : 04 May 2024 | 7:51 PM IST

India trying to influence Canadian politics over Khalistan concerns: Probe

Indian officials, including Canada-based proxies, engage in a range of activities that seek to influence Canadian communities and politicians to "align" Ottawa's position with New Delhi's interests on key issues, particularly concerns over Khalistani separatists in Canada, an official probe has found. The findings in the interim report by Commissioner Marie-Josee Hogue, who is leading the independent public inquiry, found evidence of foreign interference in Canada's last two federal elections in 2019 and 2021 but the results of the votes were not affected and the electoral system was robust. India has previously rejected as "baseless" the allegations of its interference in Canadian elections and asserted that the core issue has been Ottawa's meddling in New Delhi's internal affairs. The report, published on Friday said the People's Republic of China (PRC) stands out as the main perpetrator of foreign interference against Canada. "China has been assessed by Canadian authorities as t

India trying to influence Canadian politics over Khalistan concerns: Probe
Updated On : 04 May 2024 | 1:38 PM IST