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Murdered Maple Ridge woman’s mom and uncle granted bail

Jassi Sidhu
Jassi Sidhu's uncle and mother are accused of contracting men in India to kill the 25-year-old Maple Ridge woman in 2000. They have been granted bail while waiting to learn if they'll be extradited to India to face charges.
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Jaswinder (Jassi) Sidhu’s mother and uncle have been granted bail, while the Canadian high courts decide if the siblings should be extradited to India to face charges for Jassi’s “honour killing.”

In 1999, Maple Ridge’s Jassi married a poor Punjabi rickshaw driver – Mithu Singh Sidhu – against the wishes of her family.

Later that same year, her secret marriage was discovered by family. And in June 2000, the 25-year-old Maple Ridge hairstylist was kidnapped and murdered in India by a team of contract killers.

It’s alleged her mother and uncle, Malkit Sidhu and Surjit Badesha, played a role in her slaying. They were arrested in 2012 and charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

They have been ordered to return to India to face trial in her murder, but have been fighting that extradition, claiming they’ll be tortured.

BC Supreme Court backed sending the pair to face the charges in India, but that was overturned by the BC Court of Appeal.

Now, it’s up to the Supreme Court of Canada to determine if Sidhu and Badesha should be forced to go to India.

 

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