Who is Nikhil Gupta involved in US citizen's 'murder' plot?

By Arpita Singh
Published on | Nov 29, 2023

India's 'Nick' plotted murder

US filed murder-for-hire charge against Indian national Nikhil Gupta ('Nick'), for "his participation in murder plot of Sikh separatist US citizen"

Contract killing?

As per US, 52-year-old was "recruited by Indian govt employee who is “Senior Field Officer” & has previously served in Central Reserve Police Force"

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Has criminal record...

Gupta who resides in India and is an associate of the govt employee, as per FBI, is involved in international narcotics and weapons trafficking

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How Nick planned...

US claims Gupta contacted a criminal associate who was DEA's source and who in turn helped him reach a hitman (DEA undercover officer) in New York

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Nijjar “was also the target

After Hardeep Singh Nijjar's murder on June 18 in Canada, Gupta told 'hitman' that Nijjar “was also the target” and “we have so many targets”

Under arrest

Gupta who was recruited for assasination plot in May 2023 has been arrested by Czech authorities on June 30 on US's request

Prison sentence of 20 years!

Murder for hire charges & conspiracy to commit murder-for-hire that has been slapped on Gupta carry maximum sentence of 10 years each

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Was Pannun the target?

US indictment has not named 'victim' but earlier it was reported that US thwarted a plot to murder banned Sikhs for Justice’s Gurpatwant Pannun