Hardeep Singh Nijjar, 45, was shot by two men in the parking lot of Guru Nanak Singh Gurdwara in Surrey at 8.30 pm on June 18. Nijjar was the head of this Gurdwara. The masked shooters fled in a car. No one has been arrested yet.
Born in Jalandhar, Hardeep Singh entered Canada in 1997 on a fake passport.
Jalandhar-born Hardeep Singh Nijjar entered Canada in 1997 on a fake passport in the name of ‘Ravi Sharma’. He worked as a plumber in British Columbia. He married in Canada and fathered two children.
Went to Pakistan in 2013-14. Jagtar Singh of the Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF) met Tara there
Nijjar soon joined the Babbar Khalsa and moved to Pakistan in 2013-14. Jagtar Singh of the Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF) met Tara there. After Tara’s arrest in 2015, Nijjar became the head of the KTF, or Khalistan Tiger Force.
The Punjab Police had sought Nijjar’s extradition from Canada in August last year
The Punjab Police had issued a Red Corner Notice against Nijjar for his role in the blasts near the temple in 2014 and 2016 and conspiracy to kill religious leaders. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) declared Hardeep Singh Nijjar a terrorist in 2020. The Punjab Police had sought Nijjar’s extradition from Canada in August last year. In January 2021, a Hindu priest was killed in Jalandhar. For this, a cash reward of 10 lakh rupees was placed on Nijjar in July 2022. Nijjar played a major role in holding the ‘Khalistan Referendum’ in Brampton last year.