Toronto wife hired Punjab criminals to kill Canadian NRI

Punjab police claim to have cracked the murder case of Canada-based NRI-cum-landlord Jaskaran Singh at Sawara village stating that the victim’s wife hired her “criminal friends” to eliminate him.

Police have arrested the four Punjab based criminals requested the extradition of the accused wife from Toronto.
The CIA wing of the Mohali police, led by Inspector Gurcharan Singh, has arrested four persons — Lakhvir Singh (32), a resident of Sanawa village (Nawanshahr), Davinder Singh, alias Prince (25), of Bhagowal Karali village, Bhawanpreet Singh Bhangu (25) of Hussainpur village in Ropar and Gurpreet Singh, alias Soni (25), in this connection. The key accused, Pawandeep Kaur, alias Pamm, wife of the victim, lives in Toronto. The police have also recovered the victim’s Swift Dzire car following information provided by Lakhvir. Prince, Bhangu and Soni had done BCA together. Prince was working in the office of the DTO at Nawanshahr while Soni had joined the Punjab Roadways as a bus conductor. The remaining two accused were unemployed. The body of 38-year-old Jaskaran Singh was recovered with multiple stab injuries from a field at his native village, Sawara, on March 16 this year. Mohali SSP Gurpreet Singh Bhullar said the key accused, Pamm, had planned the murder of her husband in Toronto and had hired her criminal friends for the purpose. “She was having illicit relations with Soni and Bhangu. Lakhvir Singh came in contact with Pamm through Bhangu and Soni,” said the SSP, adding that owning huge property of Jaskaran Singh after his murder was the motive behind the crime. “After the conspiracy was hatched, Lakhvir started following the victim, who was also running a real estate agency from the Ekam shopping complex, owned by him at his native village. On the day of the incident, Lakhvir found Jaskaran alone and approached him as a land buyer. Jaskaran took Lakhvir in his car to show a piece of land where the latter stabbed him to death,” said Bhullar. After murdering him, Lakhvir took Jaskaran’s car to Delhi and kept it at a public parking. After that, he fixed a fake number plate on it and started using the vehicle, said the police.     The SSP said Pamm had sent Rs 2 lakh to the miscreants through Western Union and the sum was shared by them. “Besides, she had also sent Rs 75,000 to Lakhvir separately. In fact, she had also made separate offers of contract killing to all these miscreants. She had offered Rs 85 lakh to Lakhvir, Rs 1 crore to Bhangu and Rs 25 lakh to Soni,” said the SSP. After her husband’s murder, Pamm came to India, but returned soon on the pretext of her children’s studies. Lakhvir is a hardcore criminal, who has reportedly confessed to having murdered four persons. The police said Lakhvir, along with his younger brother Sukhbir Singh and other accomplices, had murdered Kamaljit Singh and Dharminder, both residents of Mundho Sangtian village at Kurali, in 2009 for which they had been awarded the life sentence. He had come out of jail on parole in October 2012 and jumped it. He had also stabbed Parminder Singh at Kurali on April 27. Parminder had succumbed to his injuries at the PGI the next day. “After jumping parole, Lakhvir had also worked as a cricket bookie while living at Zirakpur,” said the police. The SSP said they had approached the Canadian High Commission for Pamm’s extradition. The accused have been remanded in police custody for three days.