Information related to investigation in Pannu case sought from India, America said- want accountability

Ananya Shroff
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Information related to investigation in Pannu case sought from India, America said- want accountability


New Delhi: A senior US official said on Wednesday that his country has been consistently pressing India for information related to the investigation into the alleged foiled plot to kill Sikh separatist Gurpatwant Singh Pannu and made it clear that Washington wants accountability in the case. US Deputy Secretary of State Kurt Campbell said that the US has raised the issue directly with the Indian government at the highest level.

'India has taken note of our concerns'
Campbell made these remarks at a press conference held during his and US National Security Advisor (NSA) Jake Sullivan's visit to India last week. “We have had a constructive dialogue with India on this subject and I would say they have taken our concerns into account,” he said. “We have made it clear that we want accountability from the Indian government and we have consistently sought information about the Indian investigative committee's investigation,” the deputy secretary of state said.

'Issue raised with Indian Government'
He said, 'And all I would say is that we have raised this issue directly with the Indian government…at the highest level between the two sides.' Campbell was responding to a question whether the issue of a conspiracy to kill Pannu was raised during his and Sullivan's meetings with their Indian counterparts.

In November last year, US prosecutors accused Indian national Nikhil Gupta of working with an Indian government employee in a failed plot to assassinate Pannu in New York. Pannu, wanted in India on terrorism charges, has dual citizenship of the US and Canada.

(With agency inputs)


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