A 26-year-old Indian man has been deported from Canada, where he was convicted in a 2019 crash which killed two women in the Alberta province of the country.
Bipinjot Gill, who arrived in Canada in 2016 on a student visa, left the country on January 15 after a federal court judge rejected his attempts to have a deportation order stayed earlier this month, according to a report by Calgary Herald.
Gill was driving twice the speed limit when he ran his Hyundai through a red light and T-boned a Toyota Corolla on May 18, 2019. The crash killed Uzma Afzal, 31, and her mother, Bilquees Begum, 65, who were in the vehicle, while severely injuring another passenger, the Calgary Herald newspaper reported earlier this month.
Gill, a Punjab native, was issued a deportation order on September 6, 2022, after being found ‘inadmissible to Canada for serious criminality’. He was convicted of the double fatality case in April 2023 and was sentenced to a term of house arrest, 300 hours of community service and a year of probation in November.
On January 12, Judge Shirzad Ahmed dismissed Gill’s claims that he would face harm if returned to India by not being able to access treatment for his mental health issues, the report said. “The applicant committed and was convicted of a serious crime. Lives were lost. The families of the victims will never see family members again,” Ahmed stated in his ruling.
He also rejected an argument that Gill’s conditional sentence of two years less a day for the fatal crash bars his removal under a section of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.