Indian accused in plot to kill Sikh separatist Pannun extradited from Czech Republic to US: Report


The man was arrested in the Czech Republic final yr on the request of the US authorities on fees of being concerned in a plot to assassinate Sikh separatist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun

Indian nationwide Nikhil Gupta, who’s accused of being concerned in murder-for-hire plot in opposition to a Sikh separatist, has been extradited from Czech Republic, media studies stated Sunday. Gupta, 52, was arrested in the Czech Republic final yr on the request of the US authorities on fees of being concerned in a plot to assassinate Sikh separatist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun. He is predicted to be produced earlier than a federal court docket in New York on Monday.

Gupta is at present lodged on the federal Metropolitan Detention Centre in Brooklyn, the place he’s listed as an inmate. The Washington Post was the primary information outlet to report his extradition.

“Gupta, who had been detained in the Czech Republic, arrived in New York over the weekend, according to people familiar with the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive legal proceedings. Typically, extradited defendants must appear in court within a day of their arrival in the country,” the day by day stated.

Federal prosecutors allege that Gupta employed a hitman to kill Pannun and paid USD 15,000 in advance. They allege that an unnamed Indian authorities official was concerned in it.

Gupta’s extradition comes forward of the New Delhi go to of US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan for the annual ICET dialogue. The situation is predicted to be raised by Sullivan earlier than his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval.

India has denied its involvement in such a case and has instituted an investigation into the allegations.

Gupta by way of his lawyer has denied the costs and has stated that he has been “unfairly charged”.

“Gupta’s attorney, Rohini Musa, wrote in a petition to the Indian Supreme Court that her client is being unfairly prosecuted, saying there is “nothing on record to link the Petitioner to the massive alleged plot to assassinate the alleged victim,” The Washington Post stated.

“Musa complained that Gupta received adverse legal advice from a Czech government-appointed attorney “under the undue influence of … U.S. Agencies” throughout the preliminary section of his detention. She stated India and the United States have been “going back and forth to blame each other for their foreign policy,” the day by day reported.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by DNA employees and is printed from PTI)

Nilesh Desai
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