Gurdev Singh Dhillon who was deported to India after being convicted in a gang-rape case wants to return to Canada to fight 'miscarriage of justice'. Singh was deported to India in 2008 for his apparent role in a July 2004 gang-rape of 19-year-old woman in Surrey, British Columbia.
He was deported after his appeal of innocence was dismissed.
However, Paul Briggs, lawyer of the Indian man said that new information released by the criminal justice branch Wednesday could prove that Dhillon is innocent.
"Spoke to him this morning, in fact. He's expressed a desire to return to Canada and pursue any and all legal remedies that he may have," the Star Phoenix quoted the lawyer, as saying.
Neil Mackenzie, spokesperson of the Canadian criminal justice branch said officials came to know in 2011 that evidence about the rape case was not submitted to the Crown and hence not disclosed to the defendant.
"As a result of the ongoing investigation into the identities of additional suspects in relation to the original incident ... during the course of that Crown counsel learned of the existence of material evidence that had not been disclosed at the time of the original trial and subsequent appeal," the paper quoted MacKenzie as saying.
Now that the information has been disclosed, the spokesperson added it was up to Sign Dhillon and his counsel to decide whether or not to appeal to the Canadian supreme court.
Royal Canadian Mountain Police also said that it was after their own review of the case that year that they found previous investigation "didn't sufficiently consider additional avenues, regarding other potential suspects."
In September 2011, Delta Police was asked to conduct an independent external review and re-investigate the original complain, RCMP told the media.
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