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NRI Jagpal and his relatives have gone underground


Khanna, Nov. 11, 2007
Bhagat Singh

The Punjab police is making raids for arresting NRI Jagpal and his relatives who have gone underground. Manjit's relatives told the police:

  • NRI Jagpaljit Singh and his wife were frequently fighting over property and a property dispute could be the reason for the murder
  • Manjit Kaur had recently transferred nearly half her property Jagpal's name which is worth millions of rupees.
  • The Husband and wife, both were were working at London's Heathrow airport, quite well off and had bought properties in India and UK

UK NRI, Jagpaljit booked for murdering his wife

Khanna, Nov. 10, 2007
Col. Sant Singh

NRI Jagpaljit Singh, his mother Harbans Kaur, brother Mandeep Singh and Mandeep’s wife Meenu were booked under the charges of murder when they tried to cover up the crime by claiming it to be a road accident. Actually NRI Jagpaljit Singh killed his wife Manjit, 40 at a nearby village Bija on Diwali night.

Jagpaljit Singh told police, "We whole family went to pay obeisance at a religious place at Payal road on Diwali night. A unknown vehicle had hit Manjit Kaur resulting in her death.”

Manjit Kaur’s father, Sukhdev Singh, mother Gurmeet Kaur, brother Arminder Singh and his wife Rajwinder Kaur, all residents of Phagwara reached Khanna and told their side of story:

  • Two weeks ago, Manjit Kaur and her husband Jagpaljit Singh had come to India from UK
  • Manjit Kaur had got married to Jagpaljit Singh six years ago. She had divorced her first husband in UK and it was her second marriage.
  • Before marriage, Jagpaljit Singh was living illegally in UK and he promised to raise Manjit’s daughter from her first marriage.
  • When he got permanent residence, he started torturing Manjit Kaur. Manjit told us all the incidents.
  • Due to circumstances, Manjit sent her 12 years daughter to a hostel in Dalahousie.

Manjit's Mother Gurmeet Kaur told the police that her daughter was murdered by her husband and in-laws. The police had registered a case against Jagpaljit Singh and his family.

The police told media that Manjit had suffered injuries on her face and arms and her body was sent to the Civil Hospital, Khanna, for post-mortem.