Top court to hear appeal involving mother, uncle accused of conspiring to kill Maple Ridge woman

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The Supreme Court of Canada has granted permission for an appeal to be heard involving the request to extradite of two people accused of ordering the killing of Maple Ridge woman Jassi Sidhu.

Malkit Sidhu, Jassi's mother, and Surjit Badesha, her uncle, were arrested and charged in 2012 with conspiracy to commit murder after 25-year-old Jassi was killed in India two years earlier.

Crown lawyers had argued Jassi had married a rickshaw driver against the family's wishes.

Acting on behalf of India, the Attorney General of Canada is seeking to extradite Sidhu and Badesha to India to face trial.

The B.C. Court of Appeal had ruled earlier this year that they should not be extradited because they may be tortured.

But the country's top court has now granted the attorney general leave to appeal that ruling. A date for a hearing has not yet been set.


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