- Canadian government and RCMP dealing with Jaswinder K Sidhu's murder case
Jassi was born in Mable Ridge, BC Canada. On June 8 2000, Maple Ridge beautician Jaswinder Kaur Sidhu was found murdered after she secretly married a poor rickshaw (cab) driver against the wishes of her wealthy family.
Since her horrific torture and murder at the hands of hired assassins, the 25-year-old’s life, love and death has been retold in three documentaries, which has been viewed by hundreds of thousands around the world.
On Feb 6 2006, CBC aired a dramatized version of Jassi’s story called Murder Unveiled – a modern day Romeo and Juliet story where the woman pays the ultimate price for her love.
Clips of the movie "Murder Unveiled: http://www.forcefour.com/video/lovestory_hirez.mov
Murder Unveiled, the movie inspired by the short and tragic life of Jassi, hopes to offer some closure to the crime. The key suspects in the contract killing, Jassi's mother Malkiat Kaur and her millionaire uncle Surjit Singh Badesha were both accused by the Indian court to have been the masterminds behind Jassi's murder.
The hired killers kidnapped Jassi and left Sukhwinder Sidhu - Jassi’s husband - in the streets to die but survived the attack the day his wife was found dead. Today, he languishes in a Punjab jail on what looks like trumped up charges orchestrated by his enemies. For Mithu, this is the second time he has been thrown in jail on dubious claims by his dead wife’s relatives, who are powerful and well connected in Punjab.
So far only the secondary players in the crime – seven of them including an Indian police officer have been convicted after a trial that spanned five years. (Another four accused were acquitted).
The Indian police have charged her mother and uncle with conspiracy to murder.
The key suspects in the contract killing, Jassi's mother Malkiat Kaur and uncle, Surjit Singh Badesha have both been described as the masterminds by Inspector Swaran Singh, the lead investigator and Indian court documents.
Indian police investigators have openly discussed their frustration with The Asian Pacific Post at the lack of action by the RCMP on their requests for extradition.
MOTHER- Malkiat Kaur
UNCLE- Surjit Singh Badesha
Many in British Columbia’s Punjabi community feel tarnished by the publicity around Jassi’s murder. You can sense a wall of frustration when they talk about the RCMP’s effectiveness in solving crimes that span international borders, are rooted in cultural beliefs and revolve around religious tenets.
They want the RCMP to get their man and if this case warrants, the mother as well. Jassi’s murder has been unveiled to the world many times.
So here is what we know about this case which we are told by the RCMP is still "on-going":
1) We know from the Indian court documents and the word of Inspector Swaran Singh, the lead investigator, that the key suspects are Jassi’s mother (Malkiat Kaur Sidhu) and her millionaire uncle (Surjit Singh Badesha) who were the masterminds behind organizing Jassi's murder.
2)The seven assassins, one being an Indian police officer, are seen as the secondary players in the crime – they have all been convicted by the Indian court.
3)Using phone records, Inspector Swaran Singh traced the “order to kill” from Jassi's parents in Canada.
4)Indian police investigators have discussed their frustration with The Asian Pacific Post at the lack of action taken by the RCMP on their requests for extradition.
5) Five years after the murder, all enquiries to the RCMP have so far only been met with “the file remains open and active.”
6)RCMP’s effectiveness in solving crimes that span international borders, are rooted in cultural beliefs and revolve around religious tenets.
7) Jassi is a Canadian citizen who was murdered in India. Her murderers live in peace right here in Canada.