Delhi court allows extradition of man to Australia in woman's murder case

NewsDrum Desk
24 Jan 2023

New Delhi, Jan 24 (PTI) A Delhi court on Tuesday allowed the extradition of a 38-year-old man to Australia in a case related to a woman's murder there four years ago.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Swati Sharma passed the order on an application of the Central government, seeking extradition of fugitive Rajvinder Singh, after noting his consent in the case.

During the hearing, the accused was produced through video conference from Tihar jail, where he is currently lodged.

The court was also apprised by the government that it will take around three weeks to extradite the accused.

The Australian citizen of Indian-origin, Singh, who had fled that country after allegedly killing a woman in 2018 and was carrying a 1 million Australian dollars reward on his arrest, was nabbed by the Delhi Police on November 25 last year.

The Interpol had issued a Red Corner Notice against Singh following which a non-bailable warrant was issued by the court here on November 21 under the Extradition Act.

Based on inputs shared by the CBI, which is the nodal agency of the Interpol in India, and their Australian counterparts, the accused was nabbed from near the GT Karnal Road.

On November 4, the Australian High Commission had said a reward of 1 million Australian dollars has been declared on the arrest of Singh, a nurse who killed an Australian woman on a beach in Queensland.

Toyah Cordingley (24) was walking her dog on Wangetti Beach in Queensland when she was killed in October 2018.  Singh, who worked as a nurse in Innisfail, was the key person of interest in the case. He fled Australia two days after Cordingley was killed, leaving behind his job, wife and three children. PTI UK UK KVK KVK

Read The Next Article