Indian High Commission: NIA to investigate attacks on Indian High Commission in Canada, US

NEW DELHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is set to investigate the recent attacks on Indian High Commission in Canada and the US. According to reports, Delhi Police, that had earlier registered FIR, have now transferred the case of ‘Khalistani elements’ to the NIA.
After the March 2023 attack in Canada and San Francisco (US), Delhi Police Special Cell had registered FIR under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) regarding the March 2023 attack in Canada and San Francisco (US).

Alleged pro-Khalistan supporters in the US recently threatened the Indian embassy and Indian Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu during their protest. The Indian Consulate in San Francisco was also attacked on March 20.

While rallying outside the mission, a protestor in his speech made a direct threat to the Ambassador that he could face a similar fate to what former president of India Zail Singh faced back in 1994.
In response, the US said: “Violence or the threat of violence against diplomatic facilities and personnel in the United States is a grave concern and will not be tolerated.” The US said it condemns recent violent incidents that have taken place during protests at Indian diplomatic facilities in the country.
Khalistan supporters in March protested outside the Indian Embassy in Canada. They raised pro-Khalistan slogans and allegedly assaulted Indian-origin journalists present on the spot.
With inputs from agency

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