Dear Congressman:

Fake Threatening Letters

Sent by US Prosecuting Officer — Probably On Instructions

From Indian Government — Aim To Secure Ex

Tradition Of Two Sikhs On Fake Charges

As a member of your constituency I bring to your kind attention matter of great urgency concern1g two members of the Sikh community, Sukhminder Singh andhu and Ranjit Singh Gill, currently facing extradition proceedings in a New Jersey court at the behest of the Indian government. Most of the evidence produced by the Indian government is fabricated and false. Even the name of one of the accused was given wrong in the main warrant of request for extradition.

Fortunately, the machinations of the Indian Government and interference in U.S. Justice have been exposed in a most dramatic manner in which the United States Attorney for New Jersey found the ‘threatening letters” sent to Magistrate Ronald Hedges and US. Prosecutor Judy Russell were in fact faked and mailed by the US Prosecutor Judy Russell herself. Judy Russell had visited India where she was met by several senior Indian Government officials apparently she was acting under orders or influence of the Indian government. There is a possibility that these letters may have unwittingly influenced the mind and verdict (the two hapless Sikh youths have been ordered to be extradited) of Magistrate Ronald Hedges, who must have acted fairly and justly under the circumstances, Please find enclosed a report from the New York Times, city edition, 22 March, 1988, Tuesday, Section B pages 1 and 20.

I and the members of my community commend the work of the FBI who acted in fair and impartial manner to bust the ring. We also thank U.S. Attorney Samuel Alito who, despite the possibility of bad publicity on account of the illegal actions of one of his attorneys approached the Judge and asked for a retrial of the case. We are very proud of the U.S. Justice system.

In light of the above, I appeal to your sense of compassion to do the needful to prevent the hapless victims from passing into the hands of the Indian government. Please use your good offices with U.S. Attorney General” Office and the State Department to refuse the extradition of these boys.

I look forward to any early reply. Thanking you in anticipation.

Article extracted from this publication >> April 15, 1988