Category Archives: South Asian crime

EDMONTON: Tam Van Ho charged with hit-and-run

Chandra Lye, CTV Edmonton
Published Saturday, August 16, 2014 6:51PM MDT

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Officials said Tam Van Ho, 28, has now been charged with failing to stop at the scene of an accident.

The incident happened on July 20 at 100 Avenue and 117 Street.

Surveillance video of the suspect showed him entering Steamworks Bathhouse around 2 a.m. that morning and leaving around 4:24 a.m.

He then entered a BMW Z6 parked behind the Jewish Seniors Centre.

The victim was sleeping on the ground in the area when he was pushed and dragged along the ground by the vehicle.

He sustained non-life threatening injures.

Police said Ho turned himself in on Aug. 15.

He has since been released on a promise to appear.

With files from Julia Parrish

Read more: http://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/hit-and-run-driver-turns-himself-in-1.1963097#ixzz3AfMOxBDt

BRAMPTON, ont.: Ordered deported 10 years ago, Iqbal Singh is now accused of murder

Bogus refugee claimant accused of murder

Maclean’s investigates how a repeat felon, ordered deported 10 years ago, managed to stay in Canada

Michael Friscolanti

When emergency crews rushed through the front door that winter night—Jan. 21, 2014—they found white tiles covered in blood and two people clinging to life. It was a gruesome, chaotic scene, even for a seasoned paramedic. Whoever swung the blade, again and again, had already fled.

Anita Summan, who owned the home in Brampton, Ont., was lying at the bottom of the main wooden staircase, alert but fading. Summan’s daughter, in her bedroom when the assailant pounced, had sprinted to her side. “She was still alive,” says Sonali Summan, 22. “I was in a hysterical shock, trying to figure out what was going on.” Continue reading

MONTREAL: Murdered Sri Lankan refugee and suspect came from same village

CTV Montreal 
Published Monday, June 23, 2014 10:25PM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, June 24, 2014 6:41PM EDT

Jeyarasan Manikaraja, 40, is dead and a 34-year-old is in custody after a stabbing near 7745 Mountain Sights, just north of Pare in Cote des Neiges at 9:30 p.m. Monday evening.

Manikaraja, a father of three who worked in a restaurant, was found in a nearby alleyway and rushed to hospital but later succumbed to knife wounds to the upper body, believed to be around his neck.

Police rounded up a suspect in a nearby apartment soon after. They believe that a lovers’ triangle might have been at the root of the dispute.

The victim’s son Abisath Manikarajah told CTV Montreal that he watched on as his father was pulled away by the man who brought him down a hill outside of his building.

Manikaraja and the suspect are members of the local Sri Lankan community. According to the victim’s brother, the two were from the same village in Sri Lanka. Continue reading

Toronto: Former imam wanted in Michigan and Florida on sex charges

 

A day after being acquitted of sex-related charges, a former Toronto imam was arrested Wednesday for extradition to the United States. Mohammad Masroor, 50, is wanted in Michigan and Florida on charges of criminal sexual contact with a person under 13, Toronto Police said.

Imam acquitted on sex charges re-arrested
By Maryam Shah ,Toronto Sun 
First posted: Thursday, March 28, 2013 07:30 PM EDT | Updated: Thursday, March 28, 2013 07:36 PM EDT

TORONTO – A day after being acquitted of sex-related charges, a former Toronto imam was arrested Wednesday for extradition to the United States.

Mohammad Masroor, 50, is wanted in Michigan and Florida on charges of criminal sexual contact with a person under 13, Toronto Police said. Continue reading

Calgary’s Sikh community: No criminal records for Kamaldip and Balsher Bandesha and their sister, Jasvir Sidhu for beating niece who refuses to marry man of their choice

No criminal records for Kamaldip and Balsher Bandesha and their sister, Jasvir Sidhu

Calgary man sentenced to 90 days for beating niece over marriage refusal
5:33 pm, February 8th, 2013

Credits: STUART DRYDEN/CALGARY SUN/QMI AG

KEVIN MARTIN | QMI AGENCY
CALGARY — Beating his niece for refusing to marry the man of his choice has landed a Calgary man a 90-day jail term.

But the three adult children of Gurbachan Bandesha were spared a similar fate Friday, as Justice Marsha Erb granted them conditional discharges.

The discharges, which will mean no criminal records for Kamaldip and Balsher Bandesha and their sister, Jasvir Sidhu, will be conditional on them completing 18 months of probation. Continue reading

Vancouver: Sword attack leaves “partially decapitated” body in Elgin Street apartment

Vancouver police arrest five men after 19-year-old man killed in sword attack
By Tiffany Crawford, Vancouver Sun January 24, 2013 1:49 PM

Police have released few details, but police spokesman Const. Brian Montague confirmed one man is dead after an attack on Elgin Street near East 47th Avenue.
Photograph by: Shane MacKichan , Special to the Sun

VANCOUVER – A sword attack in East Vancouver Wednesday night left a 19-year-old man dead, and five men facing possible charges.

At a news conference Thursday morning, Vancouver police spokesman Const. Brian Montague said police were called to the 6300-block of Elgin Street near East 47th Avenue around 10:30 p.m., after receiving a report that a group of men were fighting in the street with weapons including bats and swords. Continue reading

Canada to extradite LTTE suspects Piratheepan Nadarajah and Suresh Sriskandarajah to US

Canada to extradite LTTE suspects to US

Saturday, 15 December 2012 01:21

Canada’s Supreme Court on Friday ruled that Canada can proceed to extradite two Sri Lanka men the United States has accused of involvement with the Tamil Tigers, which waged a bloody war for independence in Sri Lanka and is considered a terrorist organisation by Washington and Ottawa, reuters reported.
Piratheepan Nadarajah was alleged to have tried to purchase surface-to-air missiles and AK-47 assault rifles for the Tamil Tigers from an undercover officer posing as a black-market arms dealer on Long Island, New York. Continue reading

Gurjinder “Gary” Dhaliwal charged with first-degree murder in shooting death of Maple Batalia

 

Pictured is Gurjinder “Gary” Dhaliwal;former boyfriend of Surrey murder victim Maple Batalia.
Photo Credit: , Special to the Sun

Ex-boyfriend charged in shooting death of B.C. teen
Maple Batalia, 19, was shot to death last year
CBC News Posted: Dec 1, 2012 11:22 AM PT Last Updated: Dec 1, 2012 7:07 PM PT

The ex-boyfriend of a Surrey, B.C., teen gunned down last year has been charged in connection with her death, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team announced Saturday.

Maple Batalia, 19, was shot in a parking lot at SFU’s Surrey campus on Sept. 28, 2011.

Gurjinder “Gary” Dhaliwal, 20, has been charged with first-degree murder. Gursimar Bedi, 22, has been charged with manslaughter and being an accessory after the fact. Continue reading

Whistler: South Asian man sought in sex assault

-Mounties are searching for a suspect described as a South Asian man after a woman narrowly escaped a sexual assault in Whistler Village recently.

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 | Posted by admin
Whistler Mounties Searching For Sex Assault Suspect Described As South Asian

WHISTLER -Mounties are searching for a suspect described as a South Asian man after a woman narrowly escaped a sexual assault in Whistler Village recently. A man with a similar description is also wanted in another similar incident. Continue reading

Chief Supt. Dan Malo, of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, said police still coping with the fallout from Gurmit Singh Dhak’s execution outside Metrotown mall

Police still coping with fallout from fatal Metrotown shooting two years ago
By Kim Bolan, Vancouver Sun October 17, 2012 7:02 PM

(…) The brazen Burnaby mall execution of Gurmit Singh Dhak two years ago was the “flashpoint” for a series of tit-for-tat shootings across the Lower Mainland, the head of the B.C.’s anti-gang agency said Wednesday. Continue reading