Punjab Cabinet approves extradition of Kuljinder Kaur Thandi from UK

BATALA, OCTOBER 24: 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.

Thandi is currently a resident of No-8, Street Heather Drive City, Dartfort Kent in the United Kingdom.

NRI Rajpal Singh of Thinda village was allegedly murdered by his second wife, after she got his property transferred in her name just a day prior to his murder. She the fled back to UK.

Rajpal (67) had died under mysterious circumstances on the night of December 25 last year at his native village. He was cremated by his wife Kuljinder Kaur without informing his family in Canada and the UK. After performing the last rites and attending the marriage of her brother, Kuljinder returned to the UK.

But the way she got all the moveable and immoveable property transferred in her name 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 family members and the police on her role in the death of her husband.