Nijjar case: Canada’s intelligence chief makes secret visit to India twice this year

Toronto: David Vignette, the head of Canada’s intelligence agency, shared information about the case related to the killing of Khalistani separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar with Indian authorities during two discreet visits to India in February and March this year.

Vignette, director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), provided India with details of Ottawa’s investigation into Nijjar’s murder so far, according to people familiar with the development.

Vignette had visited India before the Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested three Indian nationals—Karanpreet Singh (28), Kamalpreet Singh (22), and Karan Brar (22)—in connection with the Nijjar murder case. Another accused, Amandeep Singh, was later apprehended by Canadian authorities.

Relations between India and Canada soured after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s claims about the involvement of alleged Indian agents in Nijjar’s murder.