New Delhi, Jan 7 (Ajit Weekly News) The Indian-origin nurse, who is accused of killing a woman at a beach in Australia’s Queensland in 2018, has moved an application in Delhi’s Patiala House court seeking to give his consent for extradition to Australia.
Link Metropolitan Magistrate Swati Sharma listed the matter for further consideration on January 10.
Talking to media, accused Rajwinder Singh, who had earlier wished to go to Australia and contest the case there, claimed that he did not kill the woman.
“Australian Police should investigate the case,” he said.
Toyah Cordingley was walking her dog on Wangetti Beach, 40 km north of Cairns in Queensland, when Singh allegedly killed her in 2018.
Around three months ago, the Australian police had declared a million dollar reward for any information leading to his arrest.
Singh, who originally hails from Buttar Kalan in Punjab, used to work as a nurse in Innisfail, Queensland.
“On November 4, via Twitter, the Australian High Commission had declared a reward of one million Australian dollars on the arrest of Singh, an Indian-origin Australian citizen, who had committed the gruesome murder of an Australian woman on October 21, 2018 in Queensland and had been absconding ever since,” said police.
According to a senior police official, the Interpol had also issued Red Corner Notice (RCN) against the accused and the CBI had got a non-bailable warrant, under the Extradition Act, issued against him from the Patiala House court on November 21, 2022.
Singh was arrested from near GT-Karnal road in Delhi on November 26 last year by the Delhi Police’s Special Cell.
–Ajit Weekly News
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