Sikh woman charged with counselling to commit double murder
Canadian police for her alleged involvement in a double-murder-for-hire plot has arrested a 45-year-old Sikh woman.india Updated: Apr 08, 2010 18:58 IST
Canadian police for her alleged involvement in a double-murder-for-hire plot has arrested a 45-year-old Sikh woman.
According to police, Amarjit Kaur Lally planned to kill two individuals by hiring a hit man at Delta city in British Columbia.
Lally, who has appeared in Surrey provincial court yesterday, was charged with two counts of counseling to commit an indictable offence - murder, 'The Vancouver Sun' reported.
She was remanded in custody.
"Lally was arrested after a six-week investigation initiated after a tip to the force," Delta Police Constable Sharlene Brooks said without giving any details about the intended targets.
"The intended victims were notified by police with respect to their risk of personal harm and safety, and protection measures were put into place during the course of the investigation," Brooks said.
"We believe that money is the motive behind this. Obviously when we receive information of this nature we take it seriously, and we embarked on an investigation."
Lally was convicted in Delta in 1997 of theft and got a six-month suspended sentence and six months probation.