A petition opposing the release of a man convicted in the cold-blooded killing of a Langley woman 15 years ago has been extended.
On April 19, 1998, 37-year-old Baljit Kaur Kondolay was shot twice in the head shortly after arriving home. The murder had been planned by Kondolay’s husband of four months, Ajit Grewall, and his stepson Sukhjit Grewall. Sandeep Toor, an associate of Sukhjit Grewall, had driven Sukhjit to and from the scene of the crime and helped him hide the murder weapon at a friend’s place.
Driven by greed and deeply in debt, Ajit Grewall planned to kill Kondolay to take advantage of her family’s success and of the fact that he was the beneficiary of her will and life-insurance policy.
In late 2000, a B.C. Supreme Court jury found Ajit and Sukhjit Grewall guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy. They were automatically sentenced to life in prison with no parole eligibility for 25 years.
Toor was found guilty of second-degree murder and his period of parole ineligibility was set at 12 years.
Toor now is eligible for parole and Kondolay’s 33-year-old daughter Rupy Sidhu is doing everything she can to make sure he doesn’t get out. The parole hearing was expected to take place in October, however the offender postponed it until November.
In late July, Sidhu started the petition, which she plans to send to the Parole Board of Canada along with her family’s victim-impact statements. The petition currently has just shy of 2,000 supporters.
Sign the petition until the end of October at chn.ge/1cj55v5.
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