Batala, October 24, 2019 (Yes Punjab News)
The Punjab Cabinet has approved extradition from United Kingdom of Kuljinder Kaur Thandi, wanted under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), thus setting the stage for the formalities of her extradition to be completed soon.
Kuljinder, w/o Raj Pal Singh, r/o Village-Thinda (PS Mehtiana), District Hoshiarpur, is wanted in FIR No. 16 dated March 2, 2015 under Sections 201, 302, 404, 406, 420, 120-B IPC, under which the maximum punishment is death penalty.
However, under the Extradition Treaty between India and UK, an undertaking is required to be given that the accused person, if extradited to India, will not be executed with death penalty.
In line with the Extradition Treaty’s provisions, and in accordance with the Indian Constitution, the state cabinet has cleared the proposal to seek commutation of Kuljinder’s death sentence, if so accorded by the courts, from the Governor.
It may be recalled that Kuljinder was the second wife of Raj Pal Singh (67).
Raj Pal Singh had died under mysterious circumstances on the night of December 25, 2014 at his native village. He was cremated by his wife Kuljinder Kaur without informing his family in Canada and the UK.
After performing the funeral rites and attending the marriage of her brother, Kuljinder returned to the UK on December 30. But the way she got all the moveable and immoveable property transferred to her name days before Rajpal’s death and opened a joint bank account with a Punjab police constable Satinder Singh who turned out to be her lover, it raised suspicion in the minds of deceased’s family. After this a case was got registered against the accused.
Thandi is currently a resident of No-8, Street Heather Drive City, Dartfort Kent in the United Kingdom.