An intelligence report says that a Canadian Sikh Hardeep Singh Nijjar has formed a terror-training camp near Mission City in British Columbia to carry out strikes in India.
Nijjar is the head of Khalistan Terror Force (KTF).
According to this report in the Times of India, New Delhi has reportedly alerted Canada’s socialist government led by PM Justin Trudeau of the same.
According to TOI, the intelligence was gathered by Punjab sleuths who have sought Nijjar’s extradition and have submitted their report to both the MEA and the MHA.
It has been mentioned in the report 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 is a Canadian Sikh who is wanted in India in connection with the 2007 Shingaar cinema blast in Ludhiana which killed six people. He has been living in Surrey since 1995.
The sleuths were able to learn of his plans after the arrest of one Mandeep Singh, a KTF member, from Ludhiana two weeks ago.
Mandeep arrived in India in January 2016. The intelligence report says that he was planning to target Dera chiefs, security officials, and Shiv Sena leaders. He could not following Nijjar’s failure in delivering weapons.
Singh and three more Sikh youths have been taking training in AK-47 assault rifles from Nijjar in Mission. Mandeep was also in touch with Gajinder Singh, the chief of Pakistan-based outfit Dal Khalsa International’s (DKI).
Nijjar reportedly met Jagtar Singh Tara in December 2014, who was in a Thai prison at the time. Tara was deported in January 2016 to India in connection with the assassination of Punjab chief minister Beant Singh.
The report says that Nijjar and Mandeep frequently went to Pakistan for arms training with Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).
This has led the Indian government to believe that ISI is backing the Sikh extremists in Canada for anti-India activities.