The man charged with second-degree murder in the August 2017 death of 19-year-old Bhavkiran (Kiran) Dhesi has been granted bail. (File photo)

Man charged in South Surrey torched-SUV killing granted bail

Harjot Singh Deo, arrested in May, was released from custody last week

The man charged with second-degree murder in the August 2017 death of Surrey teen Bhavkiran Dhesi was granted bail last week in B.C. Supreme Court.

B.C. Prosecution Service spokesman Dan McLaughlin confirmed that Justice Laura Gerow made the decision regarding Harjot Singh Deo on Oct. 11 in New Westminster.

He “was granted $750,000 surety bail with a deposit of $50,000,” McLaughlin told Peace Arch News Wednesday.

“The conditions (of release) amount to house arrest.”

READ MORE: Man charged in Surrey’s torched-SUV murder case gets bail hearing

Dhesi’s body was found in the early morning hours of Aug. 2, 2017, after emergency crews responded to a burned SUV in the 18700-block of 24 Avenue in South Surrey.

Deo was arrested last May and is one of five people – all related – facing charges in connection with the killing. His mother (Manjit Kaur Deo), brother (Gurvinder Singh Deo), sister (Inderdeep Kaur Deo) and cousin (Talwinder Khun Khun) are also charged.

Harjot Deo – who is also charged with ‘indecently interfere with or offer an indignity to human remains’ – is the last of the five to be released from custody.

Police have said that he and the 19-year-old Dhesi had been in a romantic relationship.

A publication ban prevents disclosure of the evidence presented at the two-day bail hearing.



tholmes@peacearchnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Maple Ridge playgrounds set to reopen June 1

Health and safety protocols remain in place

Body of Maple Ridge man recovered near Harrison Lake

21-year-old last seen on May 16 when he fell into Silver Creek

ON COOKING: Chef goes a little over the top integrating bacon

His unexpected jam recipe is garnering attention in kitchens and at fair alike

WEATHER: Temperatures to reach 21 degress in Ridge Meadows

Increasing cloudiness is forecasted early Thursday

Maple Ridge liquor store donates portion of sales to food bank

Friends In Need Food Bank will receive an infusion of cash from JAK’S in Westgate

B.C. retirement home creates innovative ‘meet-up’ unit for elderly to see family face-to-face

Innovative ‘purpose-built’ unit keeps residents safe when seeing family for first time since COVID-19

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

Thanks for helping The News to continue its mission to provide trusted local news

Aldergrove drive-in theatre to reopen 50-vehicle capacity, gets green light on concession sales

100 cars of people will watch films in two showings per night, adhering to provincial health limits

New oversight for COVID-19 outbreak at Langley Lodge

Fraser Health is also sending in a germ-killing machine to fight the virus

B.C. businesses ‘can’t shoulder burden’ of COVID-19 sick pay

Trudeau’s plan should be tied to federal emergency aid

Harrison Hot Springs Resort eases in to reopening

Reservations available Friday, May 29

Police stop Lower Mainland men with parachutes from jumping off Okanagan bridge

The men had parachutes in their backpacks, and indicated they were going to jump off a bridge

Another Asian giant ‘murder hornet’ found in Lower Mainland

This is the farthest east the invasive species has been found so far

B.C. girl left temporarily paralyzed by tick bite sparks warning from family

Mom says parents need to check their kids when they go camping

Most Read