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Want death sentence for her killers: Sukhwinder Singh Mithu

LUDHIANA: Former kabaddi player Sukhwinder Singh Mithu (41) of Kaunke Khosa in Jagraon is excited to understand that the two major accused in the murder of his wife have in spite of everything been extradited to India.

TOI stuck up with Mithu on Thursday, when he used to be on his solution to Sangrur to fulfill his suggest. “I am more than pleased with the extradition of the two major accused in the murder of my wife, that too after more than 18 years of her killing. I heard that they were extradited from Vancouver the previous day and reached Delhi airport at 4.45am lately. I am hopeful that their trial will start quickly in the Sangrur court docket and want them to be passed capital punishment. Even if it isn't capital punishment, they should rot in prison and shouldn’t be given parole so that they know my ache and agony,” he mentioned.

Jaswinder Kaur Jassi used to be daughter of a blueberry orchard owners in Canada and had married Mithu towards the wishes of her circle of relatives in 1999. Jassi, then 25, and Mithu were reportedly attacked by way of contract killers at Narike village in Sangrur on June eight, 2000. While Jassi used to be kidnapped and her body dumped in a drain along with her throat slit, Mithu used to be attacked and left to die.

The Punjab Police had registered a case in this connection in July 2000 and named Jassi’s mom Malkit Kaur Sidhu and uncle Surjeet Singh Badesha in the FIR for allegedly conspiring to kill her. Seven individuals, together with then sub-inspector Joginder Singh, were passed life sentence by way of a Sangrur court docket. The sentence used to be upheld by way of Punjab and Haryana prime court docket and then the Supreme Court.

“I’ll not leisure till the culprits of my wife’s murder are dropped at book. I've received super strengthen from my close to and dear ones and from (case) investigating officer Swaran Singh Khanna,” mentioned Mithu. However, he added that he still feared being dragged into false instances “because the accused have super clout”.

Mithu, who has three times been a member of the panchayat, mentioned that he needed to promote one-and-a-half acres of land or even take a mortgage to fulfill the expenses of his legal combat.

“We had previous sought capital punishment for the duo, but will see what motion is taken in such instances in Canada aside from punishment in such instances in India. We have already submitted a chargesheet in the case.... Hopefully the duo shall be produced in Sangrur court docket the next day to come (by way of police) to hunt their police custody,” mentioned IO Swaran Singh Khanna, who is now SP investigation Bathinda and inspector at Amargarh police station where the case used to be registered. “We have more than sufficient proof towards them (Malkit and Badesha) and be expecting that they will get life imprisonment for the offence beneath sections 302 (murder) and 120 (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC,” he added.

The IO mentioned Jassi had also filed a testimony that she had sent to the police by way of submit through which she had alleged her folks would kill her and her husband.

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