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Deadline extended for petition to prevent man's release following murder of Abbotsford woman
Rupy Sidhu is frustrated with the parole system.
Last month Sidhu, the daughter of murdered Abbotsford woman Baljit Kaur Kondolay, created an online petition to keep her mother’s killer in jail.
The petition was supposed to close on Aug. 25, so the family could use it as part of its victim impact statement during an October parole hearing.
That hearing has now been postponed.
What bothers Sidhu is the postponement was requested by her mother’s killer – Sandeep Toor.
“I guess Toor calls the shots and dictates when he feels he is ready and requires more time to plan for his hearing,” Sidhu wrote in an email.
“The justice system obviously works for the criminals and not the victims.”
She and her family now has to sit, wait and worry, thinking Toor might get out.
“And there is nothing we can do.”
On April 19, 1998, Kondolay, was shot twice in the head in front of her Langley home.
Police arrested three men – Kondolay’s husband Ajit Grewall, his son Sukhjit Grewall and the son’s friend, Toor.
The Grewalls both received life in prison for first degree murder, with no chance of parole for 25 years. Toor was sentenced to life in prison with no chance for parole for 12 years for the lesser charge of second degree murder. During his trial, it was established that Toor drove the car that transported the men to and from the crime scene.
While upset about the delay, Sidhu has found one bright spot. She plans to keep the online petition running until the end of October.
To view or sign the petition visit www.change.org/users/justiceforbaljit.