Radio India MD Maninder Singh Gill found guilty of temple shooting

  • Gurpreet Singh, Hindustan Times, Vancouver
  • Updated: Mar 11, 2016 23:01 IST
Radio India MD Maninder Singh Gill (Photo courtesy-Facebook)

Canada’s British Columbia (BC) Supreme Court on Friday found Radio India MD Maninder Singh Gill guilty in the 2010 Surrey Sikh temple shooting.

In August, 2010, Gill had shot at Harjit Singh Atwal in the temple parking lot during a wedding ceremony.

Atwal had filed a defamation lawsuit against Radio India, alleging that it had tried to malign him through a news broadcast.

Gill, on the other hand, had claimed to have acted in self defence. He even accused atwal’s associates of attacking him in the temple. He had also claimed that the gun belonged to those who attacked him and that it came into his hands during the scuffle.

Gill’s claims, however, were rejected by the court which found that Gill had brought the gun with him and retrieved it from his car.

The sentencing will take place in May.

Since both Gill and Atwal are well known in the South Asian community, many prominent individuals were present in the court when the verdict was announced.

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