Another fugitive captured after CBSA released photos. It seems that their program is highly effective in eliciting public cooperation and it is very cost-effective. It appears that CBSA will expand this experiment. Most of the persons profiled in the photos are very dangerous individuals.
Fugitive killer facing expulsion from Canada arrested in Vancouver
The Canada Border Services Agency said Friday that Satpal Singh Jhatu was arrested by CBSA inland enforcement officers on Oct. 5 in Vancouver following tips from the Canadian public.
By Neal Hall, Vancouver Sun October 7, 2011
VANCOUVER -- A fugitive who was on the Canada Border Services Agency's most wanted list has been nabbed in Vancouver.
The CBSA said Friday that Satpal Singh Jhatu was arrested by CBSA inland enforcement officers on Oct. 5 in Vancouver following tips from the Canadian public.
Jhatu is inadmissible to Canada for serious criminality -- he has been convicted of second-degree murder and aggravated assault.
He is currently in custody at the North Fraser Pretrial Centre.
In 1987, at the age of 18, Jhatu pleaded guilty to the murder of Abbotsford resident Ranjit Toore.
Jhatu beat Toore to death with a baseball bat, doused her body in gasoline and then set her ablaze after being hired to commit the murder by Toore’s husband, Jagraj Toore.
Jhatu was sentenced to life in prison and, in 1989, the government obtained an order to have him deported to India once he was released.
But that order was stayed by the Immigration Appeal Board, which in 1995 found Jhatu was genuinely remorseful and deserved a second chance.
Then, in 2004, Jhatu convinced the National Parole Board to release him from prison on the understanding he would leave the country voluntarily.
Jhatu was granted full parole on Jan. 29, 2004, and was due to arrive at Vancouver airport on Feb. 16 for his flight.
He never showed up and has remained on the lam ever since. His last known address was in Port Coquitlam.
The update follows the public appeal on Aug. 18 by Public Safety Minister Vic Toews for Canadians to help identify 32 individuals listed on the CBSA website who have failed to comply with the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and have criminal convictions in Canada.