Police investigating Edmonton connection to Hardeep Singh Nijjar murder following 3 arrests

A photograph of late temple president Hardeep Singh Nijjar is seen on a banner outside the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara Sahib, in Surrey, BC, on Monday, September 18, 2023. The US government says it has raised to India the allegations of a foiled assassination plot targeting a key organizer of Sikh separatist votes in Canada and elsewhere. National Security Council representative Adrienne Watson says in a statement that the US government is “treating the issue with utmost seriousness.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Three men have been arrested in Edmonton in relation to the murder of BC Sikh leader Hardeep Singh Nijjar.

Nijjar was murdered in June of last year in Surrey.

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22-year-old Karan Brar and Kamalpreet Singh, along with 28-year-old Karanpreet Singh have been confirmed as Indian nationals living in Edmonton.

EPS assisted in the arrests of the suspects.

RCMP says they are also investigating the connection between the suspects and other murders across Canada.

When asked point blank if there is a connection to the murder of 41-year-old Harpreet Uppal and his 11-year-old son in Edmonton on November 9, RCMP would not comment as they said it’s a different investigation.

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A former police investigator says the magnitude of these investigations compares them to events in Canadian history like the mob in Montreal in the late 1900’s and international groups like the Hells Angels. But he credits the organizations involved in the arrests saying it’s never easy.

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