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Apex court refuses to halt Kohli’s extradition


New Delhi : The Supreme Court Friday refused to halt the extradition of Maninder Pal Singh Kohli – the alleged killer of British teenager Hannah Foster – to stand trial for her rape and murder in Britain.

A bench of Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan and Justice R.V. Ravindran refused to grant legal reprieve to Kohli saying: “This case does not deserve any stay.”

It was hearing a petition filed by Kohli challenging additional chief metropolitan magistrate Kamini Lau’s recommendation to the Indian government to extradite Kohli to Britain, which was endorsed by the Delhi High Court.

Kohli is accused of raping and murdering Foster after kidnapping her March 14, 2003 from a place near her home in Portswood, Southampton, where she had gone on a weekend picnic with her friends.