SURREY – One of two Indo-Canadian men charged in the 2011 murder of Indo-Canadian beauty Maple Batalia was granted bail on Friday (Jan. 11).
Gursimar Singh Bedi, one of the two men accused, which includes Gurjinder (Gary) Dhaliwal, of murdering Surrey-based Indo-Canadian model Maple Batalia in 2011 was granted bail on Friday.
Bedi, 23, was arrested and charged Dec. 1 with manslaughter with a firearm and being an accessory after the fact in connection with Batalia’s shooting outside SFU Surrey in September 2011.
His bail hearing was held Friday in New Westminster Supreme Court, but details are subject to a publication ban, reported Surrey Leader.
Dhaliwal, Batalia’s ex-boyfriend, was also charged with first-degree murder in relation to her death. He remains in custody.
Batalia, a 19-year-old student at the university, was gunned down in the Central City parkade following a late night of studying. She suffered multiple gunshot wounds in what police believe was a targeted attack, and died later in hospital.
A post on the RIP Maple Batalia Facebook page early Friday afternoon said “Very sad day for us …Gursimar Bedi … granted bail on several conditions but will not be released right away…”
Bedi and Dhaliwal are due to appear in Surrey Provincial Court on Jan. 25.