US Alleging Officials Role In Murder Plot Contrary To Policy, Says India
New Delhi has initiated an in-depth investigation into the accusations.
In response to queries about an alleged conspiracy to assassinate a US-based Sikh separatist, reportedly involving an Indian government official, the Indian External Affairs Ministry expressed concern today. It reiterated that New Delhi has initiated an in-depth investigation into the accusations.
The ministry’s spokesperson, Arindam Bagchi, addressed the media’s questions regarding allegations that an Indian government employee collaborated with Nikhil Gupta and others in a scheme to eliminate Pannun, the leader of the Sikhs for Justice, an organization that is banned in India.
Concerning the case filed in a US court linking an individual to an Indian official, Bagchi remarked, “This is a matter of concern. We have stated that this is also contrary to government policy.”
He further added, “The connection between organized crime, trafficking, gunrunning, and extremists at an international level is a serious issue for law enforcement agencies and organizations to consider. For this reason, a high-level inquiry committee has been established, and we will be guided by its results.”