Man arrested in Punjab for murdering wife in US

Sucha Singh Deo was arrested during a special campaign launched against anti-social elements, Hoshiarpur SSP Rakesh Aggarwal told reporters.Singh had murdered his wife Jagjot Kaur in the US for which he was wanted by the American police, he said.
He had been secretly residing in his own village Ghogra of this district for the last three years, the SSP said.

Singh had confessed that he had murdered his wife four days after filing for divorce.
He has been arrested under different sections of the CrPC and Article 12 of India/America Extradition Treaty 1999.

Interpol had issued a red corner notice against Singh on February 27, 2008, the official said.
Singh went to the US in 1990 and married Jagjot Kaur, an American citizen, in 1995. He also became an American citizen in 1996, Aggarwal said.

However, strains developed in their relationship later on and they used to quarrel all the time.

On July 28, 2003, Sucha Singh forcibly entered the house of his mother-in-law Surinder Kaur and allegedly stabbed his wife to death with a knife, the SSP said.He also stabbed his mother-in-law Surinder Kaur and fled from the scene.

A murder case was registered against Sucha Singh in Dallas, Texas, USA. After murdering his wife, he did clandestine works in America.

During a raid in a factory, he was arrested by the police for unauthorised working and remained in jail for about 11 days.

However, he managed to get a passport from Washington DC on August 10, 2007 with validity up to August 9, 2017, after changing his name to Suchvinder Singh.

Information regarding the arrest of Sucha Singh was being sent to American Embassy, Union Ministry of External Affairs and other concerned departments, the SSP said.

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