The FBI was investigating a vehicle explosion at the Rainbow Bridge border crossing between the US and Canada near Niagara Falls as an attempted ‘terrorist attack’, the media said, citing unnamed sources.
Acknowledging the contributions of the Sikh community in the US and pledging to protect them in future, New York City Mayor Eric Adams said he takes full responsibility for the recent hate-motivated attacks against its members, and that their “turban does not mean terrorism”.
After Khalistani terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar was shot dead outside a Gurdwara in Canada’s British Columbia, US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents visited several Sikh leaders and warned them that their lives were also at risk, as per a report in The Intercept. Pritpal Singh, a political activist who is a coordinator for the American Sikh Caucus Committee, told The Intercept that he and two other Sikh Americans in California received calls and visits from the FBI after Nijjar was killed.
A gang of 16 people that allegedly terrorised Indian and other Asian jewellers has been arrested and charged in connection with a year-long robbery spree across four East Coast US states, according to federal officials. They allegedly “took part in take-over style armed robberies meant to terrify and overwhelm store owners and employees”, James Dennehy, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent in Newark said on Wednesday.
An Indian American CEO of multiple technology and IT companies in the Bay Area has been found guilty of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, and failure to pay over $2 million in employment taxes. He has been sentenced to two years in prison.
Indian American Shohini Sinha has been named Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Salt Lake City field office in Utah state.
Indian and other South Asian families in several towns of Massachusetts are being increasingly targeted by thieves for their expensive jewelry, a media report said.