Punjab Government alerts Canada of pro-Khalistan camps
Chandigarh: The intelligence agencies have sent an alert to Canada's Justin Trudeau government, saying that pro-Khalistan terrorists are running a camp near Mission city in British Columbia to carry out strikes in Punjab.
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, said an official report.
- The report was 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).
- He is a proclaimed terrorist in Punjab and is also wanted in connection with the 2007 Shingaar cinema blast in Ludhiana in which six people were killed.