Hindustan Times (Amritsar) - - Spotlight -

Dec 1994 Jassi meets Mithu in an auto while on visit to native Pun­jab from Canada

Mar 1999 Both se­cretly get mar­ried at Baba Bakala gur­d­wara in Am­rit­sar

May 1999 Jassi re­turns to Canada; par­ents get to know of mar­riage

Feb 2000 Mithu booked for kid­nap­ping and forcible mar­riage of Jassi on forged com­plaint signed in the name of Jassi

May 2000 Jassi lands in In­dia; gives state­ment in favour of Mithu be­fore po­lice

Jun 2000 Con­tract Killers at­tack cou­ple when re­turn­ing from Malerkotla; Mithu sur­vives, Jassi killed

July 2000 Most of the killers ar­rested; po­lice name Jassi’s mother and ma­ter­nal un­cle — both in Canada — as main con­spir­a­tors

May 2002 Po­lice con­tact Cana­dian govt for ex­tra­di­tion of mother Malkiat Kaur and un­cle Sur­jit Bade­sha; Canada re­jects re­quest

Oct 2005 San­grur court pun­ishes seven ac­cused — Jogin­der Singh, Gur­winder Singh Cheema, Dar­shan Singh, Hardev Singh, Gur­sha­ran Singh, Anil Ku­mar and Ash­wani Ku­mar — with life im­pris­on­ment

Jan 2012: Af­ter plea by so­cial groups in Canada, po­lice there ar­rest Malkiat Kaur and Sur­jit Bade­sha

May 2014: Supreme Court of Bri­tish Columbia prov­ince in Canada or­ders both be ex­tra­dited to In­dia to face charges; but court of ap­peals blocks ex­tra­di­tion later

Septem­ber 8, 2017: Supreme Court of Canada de­liv­ers fi­nal ver­dict to ex­tra­dite the two ac­cused to In­dia

Anil Ku­mar


Dar­shan Singh

Jogin­der Singh

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