Senators Demand Action on Alleged Indian Plot in US

A group of Democratic senators called for a strong diplomatic response from the Biden administration regarding allegations of the Indian government's involvement in a plot to assassinate a Sikh separatist in the US. The senators emphasized the importance of holding those involved accountable and maintaining a commitment to human rights.

PTI | Washington DC | Updated: 17-06-2024 23:36 IST | Created: 17-06-2024 23:36 IST
Senators Demand Action on Alleged Indian Plot in US
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A powerful coalition of Democratic senators urged the Biden administration on Monday to provide a 'strong diplomatic' response to claims implicating the Indian government in a foiled assassination plot against a Sikh separatist on American soil.

The call to action was presented in a two-page letter addressed to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and signed by Senators Jeff Merkley, Ron Wyden, Tim Kaine, Bernie Sanders, and Chris Van Hollen. 'We urge a strong diplomatic response to ensure that all those involved are held accountable, and request a briefing on the administration's engagement with the Indian government on this matter,' the senators emphasized.

The issue arose after Indian national Nikhil Gupta, accused of participating in a murder-for-hire scheme targeting Sikh extremist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, pleaded not guilty in a New York federal court. US prosecutors allege Gupta acted on orders from an unnamed Indian government official, a claim India denies, initiating its high-level investigation.

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