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Pannun Murder Plot: Accused Nikhil Gupta Pleads Not Guilty In US Court

Nikhil Gupta, the Indian national who is accused of being involved in a murder-for-hire plot against a Sikh extremist on American soil, pleaded not guilty in the case at a federal court on Monday. The 52-year-old accused was extradited on Friday from the Czech Republic to the US. Gupta was apprehended in the Czech Republic in 2023 at the request of the US government as he was charged for his involvement in a plot to assassinate Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, a Khalistani separatist, in New York. According to his attorney, Jeffrey Chabrowe, Gupta was produced before a New York federal court on Monday, where he pleaded not guilty, PTI reported. Last month, the Czech Constitutional Court had rejected a petition filed by Gupta against his extradition to the US. US...
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Indian national Nikhil Gupta pleads not guilty in Sikh separatist assassination plot – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian national Nikhil Gupta, accused of involvement in an unsuccessful plot to assassinate a Sikh separatist, pleaded not guilty to criminal charges in the US on Monday.Gupta, 52, who had traveled to Prague from India last year, was arrested by Czech authorities and extradited to the US last week.He is accused of being involved in an unsuccessful plot to assassinate Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, a Khalistani separatist holding dual American and Canadian citizenship, in New York.Gupta's attorney, Jeffrey Chabrowe, described the case as a "complex matter" for both India and the US."This is a complex matter for both our countries. It is extremely important that we refrain from rushing to conclusions so early in the process. Background and details will develop that may cast governmen...
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Nikhil Gupta, suspect in plot to kill Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, extradited to US | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Nikhil Gupta, a 52-year-old Indian national, has been extradited from the Czech Republic to the United States, where he is currently being held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, according to the federal Bureau of Prisons website and a source familiar with the matter. Gupta is suspected by US authorities of being involved in a failed plot to assassinate pro-Khalistan radical Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, a US resident and advocate for a sovereign Sikh state in northern India.US federal prosecutors have accused Gupta of conspiring with an Indian government official to carry out the assassination. Gupta traveled from India to Prague in June of last year, where he was arrested by Czech authorities. Despite his petition to avoid extradition, a Czech court rejected his a...
Nothing to show US extradition would lead to rights violation — Czech court junks Nikhil Gupta plea
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Nothing to show US extradition would lead to rights violation — Czech court junks Nikhil Gupta plea

New Delhi: The Czech Constitutional Court Wednesday rejected the application of Indian national Nikhil Gupta — indicted by the United States for plotting to kill Sikh separatist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun — upholding the decision by the two lower courts, paving the way for his extradition to the US.According to the order (originally in Czech), the Constitutional Court concluded that it “did not find any circumstance for which declaring extradition admissible would lead to a violation of any of the constitutionally guaranteed fundamental rights and freedoms”. It further said that the decision was “logical, factually correct and in accordance with the law and international treaty”. Show Full Article According to the Constitutional Court,...
Nikhil Gupta, Indian arrested over Pannun ‘plot’, can be extradited to US — Czech Constitutional Court
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Nikhil Gupta, Indian arrested over Pannun ‘plot’, can be extradited to US — Czech Constitutional Court

New Delhi: Nikhil Gupta, the Indian national arrested by Czech authorities in connection with the murder-for-hire plot allegedly targeting Sikh separatist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, can be extradited to the US, the Czech Constitutional Court ruled Wednesday.Minister of Justice (Czech Republic) Pavel Blazek will take the final call on the extradition. The Czech authorities arrested Gupta 30 June 2023 on a request by the US. An indictment unsealed by the US Justice Department in November of the same year named Gupta as a part of the plot to allegedly murder Pannun, whom India has designated as a terrorist. Show Full Article The Constitutional Court Wednesday rejected Gupta’s application against extradition to the US. “The complaint of a...