NEWYARK, New Jersey: After the sensational disclosure of the terrorist death threats issued by the Prosecution Counsel, Judy Russell, the extradition case of Sukhminder Singh Sandhu and Ranjit Singh Gill opened here in the court of District Magistrate, Ronald Hedges who fixed May 13, 1988, for the filing of objections and June 20, 1988, for arguments.

The Chief Defense Counsel, Mr. William Kunstler, raised the ‘objection for not presenting Mr. Gill and Mr. Sandhu in the court but he did not press it when the

Judge agreed for the adjournment. Responding to the suggestion of the judge to file an application for rehearing, Mr. Ron Cuby called upon the F.B.I. to provide them with full details of the real facts behind the threatening letters. He said that the Indian government was responsible for the criminal conduct of Judy Russell as it was the only party to benefit out of it. He asked the judge to fix a time limit of 45 days for the government to complete the inquiry and submit the report to the court.

The Prosecution Attorney, Mr. Gibbon, filed his affidavit giving more details regarding Judy Russell’s case. He told the court that the government had no objection in starting the rehearing of the case. The Judge accordingly fixed the above mentioned dates

Article extracted from this publication >> April 15, 1988