SIKH COMMUNITY: Surjit Singh Badesha and his sister Malkit Kaur Sidhu accused of “honour” killing, Canadian court stops deportation to India

Canadian court stops honour killing accused’s deportation

    • Indo Asian News Service, Hindustan Times, Toronto
  • Updated: Feb 27, 2016 17:36 IST
NRI Jaswinder with husband Sukhwinder Singh (Mithu). Jaswinder was killed by men allegedly hired by her mother Malkit Kaur (top right) and uncle Surjit Singh Badesha.

A Canadian court has stopped the deportation of a man and his sister to India to face trial for the honour killing of the man’s niece in Punjab on grounds that they may not get justice in India.

Surjit Badesha and his sister Malkit Sidhu had hired contract killers to eliminate Malkit’s daughter Jassi (Jaswinder) Sidhu in June 2000 because she had married a lower-caste autorickshaw driver in Punjab.

Canada-born Jaswinder had met autorickshaw driver Sukhwinder Singh (Mithu) in Jagraon during her visit to Punjab in 1996 and fallen in love with him. The two secretly married in 1999 when she came back from Canada to tie the knot.

Jaswinder was murdered in June 2000 near Sukhwinder’s village.

Punjab Police investigations confirmed it was an honour killing plotted by Jaswinder’s mother Malkit and her uncle Badesha while the two were in Canada.

Based on the evidence of 266 phone calls that Badesha made with the hired killers, India formally requested Canada in 2005 to extradite him and Malkit to face trial.

In May 2014, the British Columbia Supreme Court in Vancouver ordered that Jaswinder’s uncle and mother must be deported to India to face trial.

But on Friday, British Columbia’s appeal court overturned the deportation order against the mother and uncle of Jaswinder , citing India’s “appalling” record in regard to prisoners.

Justice Ian Donald wrote in a two-to-one decision: “In my view, there is a valid basis for concern that the applicants will be subjected to violence, torture and/or neglect if surrendered.”

TORONTO: Rohinie Bisesar arrested in random Shoppers Drug Mart stabbing

Rohinie Bisesar arrested in random Shoppers Drug Mart stabbing

Victim remains in grave condition

CBC News Posted: Dec 15, 2015 4:50 PM ET Last Updated: Dec 15, 2015 5:48 PM ET

Rohinie Bisesar, sought in what police called an unprovoked stabbing, has been arrested and charged.

Rohinie Bisesar, sought in what police called an unprovoked stabbing, has been arrested and charged. (Toronto Police Service)

Rohinie Bisesar, the woman sought in what police call an unprovoked stabbing in Toronto’s financial district, has been arrested.

The 40-year-old woman was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon and charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and carrying a concealed weapon.

Bisesar allegedly stabbed a woman inside a downtown Shoppers Drug Mart on Friday shortly before 3 p.m., police say. The woman sustained life-threatening injuries and remains in grave condition.

Police described the incident as a “completely unprovoked attack,” adding that Bisesar was not previously known to them. There is no indication the victim and suspect knew each other, police said.

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RICHMOND: Chinese woman robbed by two men, one described as South Asian

No coincidence woman robbed after flat tire: VPD

Police believe her car was tampered with

RICHMOND NEWS 

SEPTEMBER 18, 2015 09:29 AM

Police are hoping CCTV footage will identify two men suspected of robbing a woman who withdrew $5,000 from a Richmond bank.

The woman, who is of Chinese ethnicity, took the cash from the bank, believed to be the TD Canada branch in Lansdowne Centre, on Monday, Sept. 14 at around 11 a.m.

However, at around 11:30 a.m., while en route to meet a friend in Vancouver, she noticed a tire on her car was flat and pulled into a parking lot near 57th Avenue and Oak Street in south Vancouver.

As she got out of the car, two men, one described as being south Asian, ran over and grabbed her purse containing the cash.

According to Const. Brian Montague, of the Vancouver Police Department (VPD), the victim does not believe she was targeted.

Her account of the incident, however, is leading the VPD to strongly suspect that she was singled out at the bank in Richmond and that her tire was tampered with by the men.

“It is possible this was random, but it would be too much of a coincidence that she got a flat tire shortly after withdrawing a large sum of money from the bank and then two men show up at her car within seconds and rob her,” added Montague.

Police are currently looking for video footage of the area around the bank and the mall at Lansdowne Centre.

Montague said police are, as yet, unable to release any more information about the suspects.

“We do get crimes of this nature from time to time; it’s always good to be aware of your surroundings, especially coming from the bank,” advised Montague.

“We suggest you keep your money and important identification items out of your purse and wallet. Losing your identification can cause a major disruption to your life.”

Anyone with information should contact the VPD at 604-717-3321 or Crimestoppers free and anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.


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Harinder Singh Cheema extradited back to Canada, wanted for wife’s murder

Man wanted for wife’s murder extradited back to Canada

Harinder Singh Cheema, 36Harinder Singh Cheema had been on the lam for more than seven years.

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One of Quebec’s most wanted is now back in Montreal.

Harinder Singh Cheema was brought back to Canada from California last night.

Cheema is facing second-degree murder charges for the 2007 stabbing death of his wife.

He was found through his fingerprints when he made an application for permanent residency status in the United States. He had been living in San Francisco under a false name.

Dasmesh Darbar temple in Surrey still prominently displays photo of terrorist Talwinder Singh Parmar

Do Canadians have a double standard about Sikh terrorists?

June 24, 2015. 6:09 pm • Section: The Search

Sikh terrorist Talwinder Singh Parmar’s picture hangs in public view at Dasmesh Darbar temple in Surrey. What if a Canadian mosque posted a similar photo of Osama bin Ladn?
Sikh terrorist Talwinder Singh Parmar’s picture hangs in public view at Dasmesh Darbar temple in Surrey. What if a Canadian mosque posted a similar photo of Osama bin Ladn?
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Vancouver Sun crime reporter Kim Bolan marked the 30th anniversary of the Air India bombing by citing how at least one Sikh gurdwara in Surrey still prominently displays the photo of the militant that a Canadian judge said was the leader of the terrorist attack, which killed 331 innocent people, mostly Canadians.

What would Canadians do if a mosque in the country proudly displayed the photo of Osama bin Laden or another Islamic terrorist, who are also considered “freedom fighters” in some circles?

What would we do if a Christian church in Canada displayed the photo of an Irish terrorist who killed innocent civilians?

What would Canadians do if a synagogue in the country displayed the photo of the Jewish religious fanatic who assassinated Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin?

We all know what would happen. The outcry from all Canadian sources would be deafening.

SURREY, B.C.: Yosef Jomo Gopaul pleads guilty to manslaughter and robbery in death of Julie Paskall

Ms. Paskall, 53, had been waiting to pick up her son from the Newton Arena following a hockey game on Dec. 29, 2013, when she was attacked. She died two days later in hospital.

Man pleads guilty in death of B.C. hockey mom, sentenced to 12 years

Yosef Jomo Gopaul at the court. (SKETCH BY FELICITY DON)

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A man charged in the fatal beating of hockey mom Julie Paskall, whose death in Surrey, B.C., crystallized fears about the area being unsafe, pleaded guilty Friday and was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

With credit for time already served, Yosef Jomo Gopaul has 10½ years remaining in his sentence.

Mr. Gopaul, 28, was initially charged with second-degree murder but he pleaded guilty to one count of manslaughter and one count of robbery. The 12-year sentence was the result of a joint recommendation from the Crown and the defence.

Ms. Paskall, 53, had been waiting to pick up her son from the Newton Arena following a hockey game on Dec. 29, 2013, when she was attacked. She died two days later in hospital.

In an emotional victim impact statement, Ms. Paskall’s husband, Al, said the two had met as teens and been best friends for nearly four decades.

“Every day with her was an adventure, and now my adventure is over,” he said through tears.

“Nothing matters any more.”

Ms. Paskall’s daughter Rhiannon told the court that she has cerebral palsy and that her mother had always been her biggest cheerleader.

“My mom was truly my best friend in the entire world,” she said, sobbing.

On Friday, the court heard that Mr. Gopaul had confessed to an undercover officer posing as a crime boss that he struck Ms. Paskall in the head with a rock. He claimed his intention was not to kill her, but to rob her.

He also confessed to a robbery that occured almost two weeks before the attack on Ms. Paskall. On Dec. 16, Mr. Gopaul struck a young Asian woman with a rock, beat her and then took her mobile phone and other belongings, the court heard.