Police are also working with city officials to implement a no-stopping zone on Howe Street outside the building that houses the consulate.(Photo: The Canadian Press)
The Vancouver Police Department says it's beefing up security outside India's Consulate after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said this week there was credible intelligence about a potential link between India's government and the killing of a Sikh community leader in B.C.
Const. Tania Visintin, the department's media relations officer, says police are "closely monitoring the situation" since Trudeau's announcement about the killing of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, a vocal supporter of an independent Sikh homeland, who was shot dead in Surrey in June.
She says Vancouver police aren't aware of any specific threats to Indian consular officials, but have increased police presence at the downtown Vancouver consulate.
Visintin says police are also working with city officials to implement a no-stopping zone on Howe Street outside the building that houses the consulate.
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