The Supreme Court of Canada says it will hear an appeal to have a B.C. mother and uncle extradited to India to face charges in the so-called honour killing of former Maple Ridge woman Jassi Sidhu 16 years ago.
Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould has been granted leave to appeal at Canada’s highest court in the case of Malkit Sidhu and Surjit Badesha.
Prosecutors say there’s enough evidence for the pair to face trial in India for the murder of 25-year-old Jassi Sidhu.
The Maple Ridge woman secretly married a rickshaw driver against the wishes of her family.
Her body was found in an Indian canal in June of 2000.
While former Justice Minister Peter MacKay ordered Sidhu and Badesha be deported, something backed up by the BC Supreme Court, the BC Court of Appeal overturned the extradition order over concerns the brother and sister would be tortured while in Indian custody.