Court allows Kohli’s extradition yet again
The Delhi HC rejects a review petition by Maninder Kohli, charged with killing teenager Hannah Foster four years ago, reports Harish V Nair.india Updated: Jul 28, 2007 01:51 IST
The Delhi High Court on Friday gave the go-ahead to the Ministry of External Affairs to extradite Maninder Pal Singh Kohli to the United Kingdom, to face trial in the Hannah Foster rape and murder case.
This is the third petition Kohli had filed, challenging his extradition ordered 50 days ago. His brother Ishpreet Singh told the HT immediately after the High Court order on Friday: “We have not given up. We will move the Supreme Court again.”
But the Bench of Justices Mukul Mudgal and P.K. Bhasin said, “There is sufficient evidence to prove prima-facie case against Kohli. The review petition filed by Kohli has no merit.” During the hearing, the Bench observed such petitions and alibi of racial bias in England were only a ploy to delay the extradition. The court also said the Supreme Court order rejecting Kohli’s petition does not give him the liberty to file review petition in the High Court.