Indo-Canadian From Surrey Among Two Facing Murder Charges In Alberta

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Amaritpal Singh of Surrey and Sanjit Ranhu, from Drumheller, face murder charges in connection to fatal shooting in Chestermere in 2007.

SURREY – An Indo-Canadian man from Surrey are among two men arrested by Members of the Alberta RCMP Major Crime Unit in connection to the shooting death of 24-year-ol Pirtpal Singh Jhajj in Chestermere.

Amaritpal Singh, a 29-year-old resident of Surrey, B.C, faces a charge of first degree murder in Jhajj’s killing.

Sanjit Ranhu, a 30-year-old man from Drumheller, faces charges of:

*First degree murder and

*Discharging a firearm with intent to endanger life (two counts)

In May of 2007, Jhajj was fatally shot at a location in Chestermere when gunfire was exchanged between two groups of males in moving vehicles that started at Sunset Beach and continued along the Trans-Canada Highway.

Both Singh and Ranhu remain in police custody where they await their respective court appearances.

RCMP say the arrests are the result of several years of perseverance combined with added attention to details on the part of investigators.