THE CBC reported on Thursday that Canada has human and signals intelligence in their investigation into the assassination of Surrey’s Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara President Hardeep Nijjar last June.
CBC’s government sources have revealed that the communications include those between Indian officials, including Indian diplomats in Canada.
What is interesting is that CBC says that part of the intelligence was provided to Canada by one of the countries in the Five Eyes intelligence alliance.
CBC reported: “Canadian sources say that, when pressed behind closed doors, no Indian official has denied the bombshell allegation at the core of this case — that there is evidence to suggest Indian government involvement in the assassination of a Canadian citizen on Canadian soil.”
CBC also reported: “When asked about the intelligence reports, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said she couldn’t comment without risking the investigation and Canada’s obligations to its Five Eyes partners.”
She told CBC: “That partnership rests very much on those… intelligence conversations being held in confidence,”
MEANWHILE, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan made it abundantly clear at a White House briefing that the United States has not abandoned Canada.
Sullivan said the U.S. has urged the Narendra Modi government to work with Canada to arrest the people responsible for the murder of Hardeep Singh Nijjar.
He said: “We are in constant contact with our Canadian counterparts. We are consulting with them closely. We support the efforts that they are undertaking in this investigation and we have also been in touch with the Indian government as well.”
Sullivan added: “I have seen in the press some efforts to try to a drive a wedge between the United States and Canada on this issue and I firmly reject the idea that there is a wedge between the U.S. and Canada. We have deep concerns about the allegations and we would like to see this investigation carried forward and the perpetrators held to account.”