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Illegal Indian immigrant jailed for life for battering a man to death in UK

June 9, 2011 - London

An illegal Indian immigrant to the UK who was found guilty of battering a homeless man to death, has been locked up for at least 24-years.

Jaswinder Singh, 60, attacked homeless 31 year-old Harbarjan Singh and two friends with a metal bar as they slept in a cemetery in Ilford, Essex.

Singh, an unemployed builder from India, was yesterday jailed for life for killing the man, the Daily Mail reports.

Singh, who was also wanted in Germany, had been in and out of prison and immigration detention centres for almost a decade. He was repeatedly freed without being removed and even granted bail by immigration judges.

Singh, who used 14 aliases and gave false dates of birth, came to the UK illegally in 1995 from either Pakistan or India before moving to Germany.

In 2000 he was jailed in Germany for smashing a beer glass into the face of his then girlfriend and failing to pay maintenance for his son.

After serving two-thirds of his sentence he was released on license. He was supposed to stay in Germany, but came back to Britain.

The UK Border Agency found him and began trying to deport him in 2002, but the process was drawn out and in 2004, 2006 and 2010 he was jailed for grievous bodily harm, actual bodily harm and assault.

Police said that each time he was imprisoned the deportation process was stopped and had to be started again on his release.

Singh was jailed for life with a minimum of 24 years before parole for one count of murder and two of attempted murder.


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