Yannick murder: Police arrest accused in Oz

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
  • Updated: Sep 16, 2014 08:42 IST

A team of Jalandhar commissionerate police left for India from Sydney after taking custody of Jaskaran Singh Kalsi alias Jassa, an accused in the Yannick murder case, on Monday morning.

The team led by additional deputy commissioner of police (special branch) Baljit Singh Dhillon is expected to land in New Delhi late Monday night.

Jassa is one of the accused and a proclaimed offender in the murderous attack that left Burundi student Yannick Nihangaza comatose for two years before his death.

Jassa, who had flown to Australia on a student visa after the incident, was arrested in New South Wales, Australia, in May this year.

According to details, ADCP Dhillon, sub inspectors Manmohan Singh and Balwinder Singh had gone to Sydney, the state capital of New South Wales, on September 9.

Confirming the development, deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Naveen Singla said a team led by Dhillon along with the sub inspectors would reach New Delhi late Monday night from Australia.

However, the police are yet to arrest another proclaimed offender, Rantaj Singh; a resident of Garden colony, since the incident occurred.

The special investigation team (SIT) formed in the case on July 7 to investigate how one of the main accused, Romy Uppal, fled India is still clueless about his location.

SIT had also quizzed Punjabi singer Garry Sandhu, Uppal’s friend, for allegedly helping the convict flee the country after jumping parole.

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