Canadian honour killing case: Accused extradited to India

Image of Jassi and her husband: CBC News

Canadian honour killing case: Accused extradited to India

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 25 Jan 2019, 02:28 pm

Ottawa/New Delhi, Jan 25 (IBNS): Years after Jaswinder (Jassi) Sidhu was killed in India, her mother and uncle, who were accused of ordering the murder, have been extradited from Canada to the country, media reports said.

Jassi's mother Malkit Kaur Sidhu and uncle Surjit Singh Badesha were taken into custody on Friday. They reached India a day ago.

The case, which dates back to 2000, is centred around Jassi from Punjab, India, who was found with a cut throat in a canal.

Both Sidhu and Badesha are Canadian residents.

It was alleged that both Sidhu and Badesha ordered the killing after Jassi secretly married a poor rickshaw driver instead of their chosen person.

In 2014, a B.C. judge ordered an extradition of the two accused and also then-justice minister Peter MacKay issued surrender orders, conditional with several assurances from India.

Later, Sidhu and Badesha, made a successful appeal against the extradition citing that the minister did not properly consider the assurances on health grounds.

Overturning an order passed by a B.C. court, the Supreme Court again enforced an extradition order in September 2017.

While Badesha (72) suffers from health related issues, Sidhu (67) was treated in a hospital being in custody for his heart related problems.

The two Canada residents are among 13 who are accused in the case. All are serving life imprisonment.

 

Image of Jassi and her husband: CBC News

 

 

 


 

Canadian honour killing case: Accused extradited to India

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