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Canadian police arrest murder of prominent Sikh activist | RJR News

Police have made arrests in connection with the murder of a prominent Sikh separatist leader.

Hardeep Singh Nijjar was shot dead by masked gunmen in a busy parking lot in suburban Vancouver last June.

His murder sparked a major diplomatic row between India and Canada, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accusing the Indian government of involvement in the murder.

Delhi strongly denied the allegation.

Police will hold a news conference later on Friday about the months-long investigation into the murder.

Mr Nijjar was a Sikh separatist leader who publicly campaigned for Khalistan – the creation of an independent Sikh homeland in the Punjab region of India.