US filed murder-for-hire charge against Indian national Nikhil Gupta ('Nick'), for "his participation in murder plot of Sikh separatist US citizen"
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"
Gupta who resides in India and is an associate of the govt employee, as per FBI, is involved in international narcotics and weapons trafficking
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
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”
Gupta who was recruited for assasination plot in May 2023 has been arrested by Czech authorities on June 30 on US's request
Murder for hire charges & conspiracy to commit murder-for-hire that has been slapped on Gupta carry maximum sentence of 10 years each
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