A B.C. Supreme Court judge has ordered the extradition of a Maple Ridge mother and uncle to face murder and conspiracy charges in the death of 25-year-old Jassi Sidhu.
Justice Gregory Fitch has ordered that Malkit Kaur Sidhu and Surjit Singh Badesha remain in custody while they await surrender to India.
Jassi Sidhu was found dead in June 2000. Indian police allege her mother and uncle orchestrated the murder in a so-called honour killing because she secretly married a poor rickshaw driver against the wishes of her wealthy family.
Sidhu’s husband Mithu Sidhu, survived the attack. Four men have already been convicted of murder in India.
Outside court, Jassi’s high school principal, Jim Longridge, says there are more hurdles to come.
“They can appeal it all. Apparently the Federal Minister of Justice can negate everything that’s happened here. I hope not.”