Last Updated: September 23, 2023, 00:22 IST
Khalistani groups are running propaganda against India in the media over the killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Canada, top intelligence sources have told CNN-News18.
All media outlets involved in this anti-India campaign have Khalistani links, they added.
Gurpreet Singh Sahota, who is the editor of the news website Chadhti Kalan, has been working for Khalistani separatist Satinder Pal Singh Gill since 1991, said the sources.
Sahota is also allegedly working as an agent for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS).
To draw traffic to the website, they have been spreading propaganda about Indian involvement in Nijjar’s killing, said officials.
Another website, Sikkpa, carrying similar fake news, also has Khalistani links, they added.
The narrative about credible intelligence on Indian involvement in the killing is also wrong, said sources.
CBC has carried this news because the Editor is close to Sahota, officials said.