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Jassi murder case: 21 years after murder of Canadian citizen, cross examination concludes

Parvesh Sharma

Press Reporter News Service

Sangrur, November 3

Over 21 years after the homicide of his spouse and Canadian citizen Jaswinder Kaur alias Jassi, the cross examination of Mithu concluded right here in an area courtroom on Wednesday.

A battery of attorneys from Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket from the defence aspect, together with Simrandeep Singh Sandhu, P S Brar and Arshdeep Bhardwaz, questioned Mithu for round two-and-a-half- hours in regards to the homicide and he replied to the most effective of his information.

“On Wednesday we now have accomplished the cross examination of Mithu. We requested him questions within the courtroom of Smriti Dhir, Further District and Classes Choose, Sangrur. To many questions, he mentioned he doesn’t bear in mind,” mentioned advocate Sandhu.

However advocates from prosecution aspect, together with Ashwani Chaudhary and Raj Kumar Goyal, mentioned Mitu gave all replies correctly. “Mithu strongly gave all replies and supported the model of prosecution. Court docket has fastened November 22 as the following date of listening to,” Chaudhary mentioned.

Jassi had married Mithu secretly in March 1999 in opposition to the needs of her household.

In June 2000, contract killers had allegedly attacked the couple close to Narike village below Amargarh police station of Sangrur, killing Jassi on spot. Mithu survived with critical accidents they usually threw Jassi’s physique right into a canal.

Amargarh police had initially registered a case below Sections 307 (try and homicide) and 364 (Kidnapping) of IPC, however after the restoration of Jassi’s physique, Part 302 was added and FIR was registered in opposition to 9 individuals.

In January 2019, Canadian police handed over each family members of the deceased, together with Canadian residents Malkiat Kaur (70), mom of Jassi, and her maternal uncle Surjit Singh Badesha (75), to Sangrur police. Surjeet was introduced from Kapurthala jail on Wednesday right here whereas Malkit had received bail from the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket.

“I’ve been going through threats from the family members of my deceased spouse and police have been registering false instances in opposition to me. However I think about Indian Judicial system and I’d get justice quickly,” Mithu mentioned exterior of courtroom. 

He’s going through a separate trial below the NDPS Act and has been in Ludhiana jail. He  was dropped at Sangrur on Wednesday.

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