Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was provided with the information necessary to accuse the Indian government of murdering a prominent Sikh separatist by the so-called ‘Five Eyes’ intelligence group before he made the dramatic allegations, American envoy to Canada David Cohen claims.
Though not much further information was provided, Cohen hinted that the source of the intelligence may have been the US.
The ‘Five Eyes’ Ambassador Cohen refers to is the intelligence-sharing alliance comprising the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Trudeau informed Canada’s parliament last week that his government was investigating “credible allegations” that Indian state agents were behind the murder of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, who had been on India’s wanted list since 2020.
The Indian Foreign Ministry instantly refused Trudeau’s allegations, describing them as absurd and politically motivated.
Nijar, who advocated the creation of a separate Sikh homeland in the north Indian state of Punjab, was killed in June in British Columbia.