#Canada, #Surrey, #Khalistan, #LakshmiNarayanMandir, #SatishKumar
IBNS: Shots were recently fired at the residence of a prominent Hindu businessman in the British Columbia province of Canada, media reports said.
According to reports, the residence belonged to the elder son of Satish Kumar.
Kumar is the president of Lakshmi Narayan Mandir in Surrey.
Police said no one was injured in the incident.
Police have started investigating the incident.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement: “On December 27, 2023 at approximately 8:03 am, Surrey RCMP responded a to a report of shots fired at a residence in the 14900 block of 80 Avenue.”
“No one was injured during the incident, but the residence involved sustained damage consistent with bullet holes,” the statement said.
Police remained in the area, examining the scene, speaking with witnesses and canvassing the neighbourhood for CCTV footage.
“The Surrey RCMP General Investigation Unit has conducted the investigation. Officers are still working to determine the motive of this incident,” police said.
Police did not specify whether the attack was linked to the recent threats received by the Lakshmi Narayan Mandir in Surrey.
In November, India-origin Canadian member of Parliament Chandra Arya shared a purported video of Pro-Khalistani group supporters in Surrey who claimed they wanted to create trouble at the Hindu Lakshmi Narayan Mandir.
“Last week Khalistan supporters verbally abused a Sikh family outside a Sikh Gurdwara in Surrey BC according to some reports. Now it appears the same Khalistan group want to create trouble at the Hindu Laxmi Narayan Mandir in Surrey,” the politician wrote on X.
Last week Khalistan supporters verbally abused a Sikh family outside a Sikh Gurdwara in Surrey BC according to some reports.
Now it appears the same Khalistan group want to create trouble at the Hindu Laxmi Narayan Mandir in Surrey.
All these are being done in the name of… https://t.co/szTznICBo0— Chandra Arya (@AryaCanada) November 20, 2023
“Hindu temples have been attacked many times during the last couple of years. Hate crimes are being committed against Hindu-Canadians. Allowing these things to continue to be done openly and publicly is not acceptable,” he said.