Arrests made in homicide of Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Surrey, B.C.

Authorities said arrests have been made in the homicide of Surrey B.C. Gurdwara president Hardeep Singh Nijjar.

Last September, Canada said there were “credible” allegations linking Indian agents to the June murder of the Sikh separatist leader, a contention India has rejected.

Global News has learned the suspected hitmen accused of killing Nijjar were arrested in Alberta and Ontario, according to a source familiar with the matter.

The RCMP took the Indian nationals into custody on Friday morning, almost a year after Nijjar was gunned down.

The suspects entered Canada on student visas but may have been working at the direction of Indian intelligence when they shot Nijjar, the source said.

Dominic LeBlanc, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety said in a press conference that the arrests are part of “an ongoing police operation” and he would not comment further.

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