British Columbia

Feds mum on Indian media report of Sikh terrorist camp in B.C.

The Times of India has reported that Indian intelligence agencies have told the Liberal government extremists near Mission, B.C., are planing strikes in the Punjab.

RCMP say they're aware of the Times of India report but can't speak to specifics

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Federal authorities were tight-lipped Monday about a report that Sikh terrorists run a training camp in British Columbia.

The Times of India reports that Indian intelligence agencies have alerted the Liberal government that pro-Khalistan extremists near Mission, B.C., plan to carry out strikes in Punjab.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale would say only that he doesn't comment on specific security allegations and that the government follows closely any activity that could threaten the safety of Canadians.

If there is information that needs to be acted upon, Canadian police and security agencies respond, he added.

The Mounties said they were aware of the media report.

"The RCMP monitors all potential threats but we are not in a position to speak to specific allegations, threats or ongoing investigations," said Staff Sgt. Rob Vermeulen, a force spokesman in B.C.

"As always, we encourage the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour to their local police agency for assessment and follow-up."