January 6, 2012 admin

Arrests Made in Jassi Sidhu Homicide

Vancouver-Canada, 6th Jan 2011 (Bharat Sandesh News):– In a press release The RCMP said that arrests have been made in 11 year old Jassi Sidhu murder case, presenting details the spokesperson said that on June 8, 2000 Jaswinder (Jassi) Kaur Sidhu, 25, a resident of Maple Ridge, BC was murdered in Punjab, India. Her husband Sukwinder (Mithu) Singh Sidhu was also seriously injured in this attack.

Indian authorities, specifically the Indian Police Service (IPS) and the Punjab Police Service (PPS) conducted an investigation into the murder. The investigation uncovered evidence indicating Jassi Sidhu’s family were involved in the homicide from Canada. As a result of an official request from Indian authorities, Ridge Meadows Detachment initiated some investigative enquiries on behalf of the Indian investigation. In 2004, because of the international scope of the investigation, members of the RCMP "E" Division Serious Crime took conduct of the enquiries and worked closely with the Indian Police to pursue extradition of the Canadian citizens.

To that end, members of the RCMP "E" Division Major Crime Unit, along with other Canadian government officials, traveled on a number of occasions to India and identified a number of new investigative avenues that were instrumental in the extradition process.

On January 5, 2012, the Supreme Court of British Columbia issued arrest warrants under the Extradition Act against Jassi Sidhu’s mother Malkit Kaur Sidhu, 63, and Jassi Sidhu’s uncle Surjit Singh Badesha, 67, of Maple Ridge. They were arrested on January 6, 2012 and are currently being held in custody pending an extradition hearing.

Seven other individuals have already been convicted in India for charges including murder, attempt murder and conspiracy to commit murder in relation to the death of Jassi Sidhu and attempted murder of her husband, Mithu Sidhu. This latest development culminates an exhaustive eleven year international investigation.

As the matter is now before the courts, RCMP has said that they will not be commenting further.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation aired a documentary on the case.
See online http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/2011-2012/escapefromjustice/

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