Three suspected killers of Rulda Singh, a senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activist have been arrested in Britain after 11 years. According to the British police, all the three accused are Sikhs of British origin.
The trio was arrested five days earlier on Monday morning by West Midlands Police on the basis of an extradition warrant issued by the Westminster Magistrate, but all three were later released on bail by Westminster Magistrate Court with strict conditions.
Senior RSS activist Rulda Singh was shot dead in Patiala in 2009. He died a few days after the attack. The three arrested accused are accused of plotting the murder.
According to West Midlands Police, two men aged 37 and 40 were arrested in Coventry, while a 38-year-old youth was arrested from Wolverhampton. The three were questioned in connection with the 2009 murder in India. The three are suspected to be involved in the murder plot. All three will now have to go through the legal process of being extradited to India.
However, some separatist Sikh organizations in Britain have claimed that Home Minister Preeti Patel has signed an order to complete the extradition process.
Separatist organizations have accused India of coming under pressure
Bhai Amrik Singh, chairman of the Sikh Federation UK, has claimed that all three will be tortured if they are extradited to India and they will not get a chance for a transparent hearing.
The Sikh Press Association alleged that the wires to the action were linked to the visit of British Foreign Minister Dominic Robb to India earlier this year. The British government has taken this step under pressure from India.