More than two years after losing his son to an alleged impaired and dangerous driver, Bahadur Singh Randhawa says his family is in agony, waiting for solutions and justice.
Sanehpal Singh Randhawa died on Dec. 29, 2019 after a collision between his cab and a Car2Go in Vancouver.
The Vancouver Police Department said on the time it believed speed and alcohol have been components, and the Car2Go driver could have run a red gentle and T-boned Singh Randhawa’s automobile.
“I am dwelling for justice, I am preventing for justice,” Singh Randhawa told Global News.
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The driver of the Car2Go, a man his 20s, was left in important condition by the accident and his since returned to his residence nation of Ireland.
Vancouver police recommended six expenses in opposition to him related to impaired and harmful driving in March 2020, however mentioned they weren’t prone to be permitted because of the man’s medical condition.
“That is completely injustice for Sanehpal Singh Randhawa or people who find themselves working hard on this nation and do their finest,” stated Singh Randhawa.
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In the years since his son’s demise, Singh Randhawa stated he has reached out to provincial and federal officers for help obtaining justice for his son, however has received no responses.
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Sanehpal, who was 28 on the time of his demise, labored two jobs and was described by pals as a “decent” and “kind” man.
“I say about my son, every little thing is sweet,” stated Singh Randhawa. “He’s not my star, he’s a star of Canadian and Indian.”
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By e mail, Vancouver police said its investigators “submitted a thorough and lengthy report” to Crown counsel within the case, however it couldn’t comment on the standing of file, which rests with the BC Prosecution Service.
In its own written assertion, the BC Prosecution Service mentioned it had “no touch upon the method or the challenges introduced by the details of this case earlier than the charge assessment course of is full.”
“We don’t currently have a timeline for the completion of the assessment,” wrote Dan McLaughlin, communications counsel.
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Ravi Hira, a Vancouver-based criminal lawyer who just isn’t connected to the case, decried the lack of communication from the Crown on the case, notably with the victim’s family.
“It creates higher hardship for victims, it creates reminiscence issues for witnesses and it creates points with respect to the general public respect for the administration of justice when justice is delayed for therefore long by the hands of the Crown,” he mentioned.
In critical cases, charges are typically approved and onus is on the accused to prove they aren’t match to face trial, Hira defined. If their proof is accepted by the Crown or the court, the Crown can keep the proceedings, withdraw the charges or adjourn the proceedings till the accused turns into fit to stand trial.
“That sort of process once more makes it clear to victims, makes it clear to the public, makes it clear to British Columbians, why things are being done,” mentioned Hira. “We must have more of that.”
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Meanwhile, Singh Randhawa and his household are left ready for justice.
“If he is guilty, then press him, if he is not responsible, then you definitely release him,” he advised Global News. “We need justice.”
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