India Got Consular Access To US Murder Plot Accused Thrice In Czech Republic: Centre

Nikhil Gupta, an Indian citizen detained in a Prague prison at the request of the US for his alleged involvement in a foiled plot to assassinate a Khalistani terrorist on American soil, has been granted consular access by India on three occasions, as stated by Arindam Bagchi, the spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs. Bagchi asserted that India is offering necessary consular support to Mr. Gupta, who is currently awaiting extradition to the US. Gupta\’s family has petitioned the Supreme Court, seeking intervention in the extradition proceedings and ensuring a fair trial. The US accuses Gupta of conspiring to kill US-based Khalistani terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun. Bagchi underscored India\’s serious consideration of the allegations, noting the establishment of a high-level inquiry committee to investigate the matter. The spokesperson refrained from commenting on jurisdictional issues, pending the Supreme Court\’s decision. The recent visit of FBI Director Christopher Wray to India and discussions with US Principal Deputy NSA Jonathan Finer were highlighted, with Finer emphasizing the significance of holding accountable those responsible in the investigation of the alleged Indian link to the assassination plot.

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