‘Threats, intimidation, acts of mischief, calls for criminality won’t be tolerated’: Surrey RCMP after Hindu mandir vandalized

Photo: Surrey’s Laxmi Narayan Mandir

SURREY RCMP on Tuesday confirmed to The VOICE that they are investigating an act of mischief that occurred at Surrey’s Laxmi Narayan Mandir in the 8300-block of 140 Street.

“At approximately 12:30 a.m. on August 12, two individuals allegedly trespassed onto the temple’s property and affixed a sign to the temple’s door. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 and quote file 23-135760,” Sgt. Tammy Lobb said in an email.

She added: “Surrey RCMP is aware of the signs/billboards that have been put up and are on display in a number of communities within the Lower Mainland. The local police have received complaints and concerns given the prominence of the words “assassination” and “wanted” along with images of some officials. Police are looking into the signs and liaising with our partners.”

Sgt. Tammy Lobb

Lobb said: “Threats, intimidation, acts of mischief or calls for criminality will not be tolerated. We understand the concerns of the community as well as the need for answers with respect to the murder of Hardeep Singh Nijjar. We remind the public that the IHIT homicide investigation of Hardeep Singh Nijjar remains active and ongoing and anyone with any information that could help advance the investigation is asked to call IHIT. To be clear, the officials depicted on the signs are not wanted by police in connection with the homicide of Hardeep Singh Nijjar. IHIT will continue to provide updates with respect to their investigation as more information becomes available.”

She noted: “City of Surrey Bylaws has been engaged as the removal of signs from public spaces falls under their purview.”






RCMP investigating vandalization of Surrey’s Laxmi Narayan Mandir (with video)