New Delhi [India]: Rajwinder Singh, the man who is accused of killing an Australian woman in Queensland in 2018, was arrested by the Delhi Police Special Cell today.
He carried a one million Australian Dollar reward on his head. When converted into Indian Rupees, the reward money is computed at over Rs.5 Crore.
The Australian police had offered the reward in the exchange of information about the accused Rajwinder Singh who killed Toyah Cordingley in 2018.
Delhi’s Patiala Court on Friday sent Rajwinder Singh to judicial custody till November 30.
Earlier today, Rajwinder Singh, was presented before the Patiala House court by Delhi Police Special Cell.
Accused Rajwinder Singh was arrested after a joint operation of CBI, Interpol, and the special cell with intelligence inputs.
The Australian High Commission in a tweet on November 11 had informed about the declaration of the reward of One Million Australian Dollars on the arrest of one Rajwinder Singh, an Indian-origin Australian citizen, who had committed the gruesome murder of an Australian lady on 21/10/2018 in Queensland, Australia, and had been absconding ever since.
“INTERPOL had issued Red Corner Notice (RCN), Control No. A-2639/3-2021 regarding the said accused; the CBI/INTERPOL, New Delhi had got issued a non-bailable warrant, under The Extradition Act, against his name from the Patiala House Court on 21/11/2022,” an official statement from the police read.
“On 25/11/2022 at 06:00 hrs, based upon inputs shared by CBI/INTERPOL and Australian counterparts, in an intelligence-based operation, the accused was apprehended from near GT Karnal Road and arrested by Special Cell u/s 41(1) Cr PC. The accused is being produced before the concerned court as per law for further proceedings,” it added.
The Australian High Commissioner to India Barry O’Farrell AO on November 3 noted the announcement by the Queensland Government of AUD 1 million reward for the information about the location and arrest of Rajwinder Singh, ‘wanted’ in relation to the murder of one Toyah Cordingley in 2018.
Rajwinder Singh, 38, who is suspected of killing Toyah Cordingley, lived in Queensland but is originally from Buttar Kalan in Punjab, India.