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Jassi murder case: Punjab police team leaves for Canada to get custody of accused

Malkiat is accused of getting her daughter Jaswinder Kaur Jassi killed, in June 2000 near Jagraon in connivance with her brother.

punjab Updated: Sep 18, 2017 15:23 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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Canada born Jassi fell in love with Jassi in 1994 and both maried secretely in a 1999.(Photo: Mithu’s family collection)

A Punjab police team is on the way to Canada to get the custody of Malkiat Kaur and her brother Surjit Singh Badesha from Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the Jassi murder case. Malkiat is accused of getting her daughter Jaswinder Kaur Jassi killed, in June 2000 near Jagraon in connivance with her brother.

A team led by Kanwardeep Kaur will bring back both to India and would face trial in a Sangrur trial court in the honour killing of Jassi. Canada born Jassi fell in love with Jassi in 1994 and both maried secretely in a 1999. Jassi mother was opposed to the marriage.

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In 2002, the Punjab police sought extradition Jassi mother and maternal uncle which was rejected by Supreme court of British Columbia but finally last week, the Supreme Court of Canada extradition of both the accused. In 2005 Sangrur court sentenced seven accused to life imprisonment for murdering Jassi.

First Published: Sep 18, 2017 15:23 IST