Canada arrests three people over murder of Sikh activist allegedly organized by Indian government

CBC said police were also investigating possible links to three more murders, including that of an 11-year-old boy in Edmonton. Police will reportedly hold a press conference later on Friday.

Nijjar, who immigrated to Canada in 1997 and became a Canadian citizen in 2015, advocated for an independent Sikh state created in India.

He was wanted by Indian authorities for alleged terrorism and conspiracy to commit murder.

In June last year, he was shot dead by two masked assailants in the parking lot of a Sikh temple near the west coast city of Vancouver.