Indian diplomacy works: Canada acts on ISI backed Khalistani terrorist at last
An ISI backed hardliner, Hardip Singh Nijjar has been rounded up and questioned by authorities in Canada. India had issued a look-out-circular against him on January 23, 2015, and has since pursued the case aggressively with Canada.
Nijjar is accused of running terrorist camps for terrorists. He also features on the list of most wanted Khalistani terrorists put out by Punjab. In a list of nine most wanted, the name of Nijjar had featured and this list was handed over by Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh to Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau during his recent visit.
This could be claimed a major diplomatic victory or India. The pressure that India mounted on Canada to reign in the Khalistani terrorists appears to be paying off. The intelligence and other information that India had provided helped in rounding off Nijjar. After being questioned, he has been released but continues to remain on very high vigil.
The NIA in its case has accused Nijjar of organising training camps in the Canadian province at the behest of the ISI. NIjjar has however denied any wrong-doing and says that he is being framed.
A resident of Jalandhar, Nijjar was born in 1977 and is currently based in Surrey, Canada. He is wanted in the Patiala temple blast case of 2010 and also for hatching a conspiracy to kill Hindu leaders in Punjab.