New Delhi: There has been a furor over the presence of Khalistani terrorist Jaspal Atwal in Canada’s PM Trudeau dinner party. Between them all, the government is exploring the fact that Khalistani terrorist Jaspal Atwal, convicted, received a visa to visit India. Foreign Ministry spokesman Ravi Kumar said on Thursday this information.
This dispute began when Canadian High Commissioner Nadir Patel invited Atwal to attend a dinner hosted in honor of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his delegation. The High Commission later said that the invitation to Atwal was canceled.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Ravish Kumar told reporters, “It has two aspects. One is about the presence in his program, on which the Canadian side has to look. He said that it was a mistake and because of this, the invitation has been withdrawn for today’s dinner. ‘ He said, “I can not immediately say about how this happened on the visa. There are many ways people come to India, you are an Indian citizen or OCI card holder. We are aware of the details of our mission. We have to see how it happened. ‘ Atwal was convicted of attempting to murder in 1986 in the then Punjab’s then minister Malkit Singh Sidhu of Vancouver.
Before the case grew, the Canadian PMO also gave a clean sweep. The PMO had said that Atwal was not part of the official delegation nor was he called by the PM Office. On behalf of the Canadian PMO, it was said, “We did not invite Atwal to the program. We are investigating how this happened. ”