A bail hearing for Harjot Singh Deo was held in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster this week. (File photo)

Bail decision for man charged in South Surrey torched-SUV killing expected Oct. 11

Bhavkiran Dhesi’s body was found early Aug. 2, 2017; Harjot Singh Deo arrested in May

Harjot Singh Deo, charged in the August 2017 death of Surrey teen Bhavkiran Dhesi, will have to wait a few more weeks to learn if he will be released from custody.

Following a two-day bail hearing held this week in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster, Judge Laura Gerow reserved her decision on the matter until Oct. 11.

READ MORE: UPDATE: Man charged in South Surrey torched-SUV murder investigation

Deo, 21, has been in custody since early May, following his arrest at Vancouver airport. A charge of second-degree murder was announced that month; an additional charge of ‘indecently interfere with or offer an indignity to human remains’ was announced in June.

Nineteen-year-old Dhesi’s body was found shortly after midnight on Aug. 2, 2017, when emergency crews responded to a torched SUV in the 18700-block of 24 Avenue.

Police have said she and Deo had been in a romantic relationship.

Deo is one of five people – all related – charged in connection with Dhesi’s killing. Manjit Kaur Deo (mother), Inderdeep Kaur Deo (sister), Gurvinder Singh Deo (brother) and Talwinder Khun Khun (cousin) were all granted bail, with conditions, following hearings held in June, July and August.

READ MORE: Older brother of man charged in 2017 death of Surrey teen granted bail

Harjot Deo’s bail hearing got underway Monday and continued on Thursday. Gerow is to also render her decision in New Westminster.

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

Just Posted

Surrey’s ‘House of Horrors’ on hold, but Scream Train will roll in October

People react to Potter’s Facebook post with mixed emotions

Surrey shootings ends city’s hiatus from violence since outset of pandemic

So far this year there have been 24 shootings in Surrey. There were 45 in 2019

Surrey to host free focus-on-seniors webinar today

Available resources, supports to be discussed during Oct. 1 event

South Surrey banner drop marks Global Day of Action

Fridays for Future effort targeted four city overpasses

UPDATE: NDP asks Elections BC to investigate Liberal voter fraud allegations in Surrey-Fleetwood

Liberal MLA candidate for Surrey-Fleetwood Garry Thind issued a written statement Wednesday afternoon

B.C. counts 125 new COVID-19 cases, up to 1,284 active

No new deaths or health care facility outbreaks

Health Canada green-lights rapid COVID-19 test

Health Canada approved the BCube test from Hyris Ltd. in the United Kingdom Sept. 23

First Nations Health Authority chief medical officer concerned with rising COVID-19 cases

“There’s still so much we don’t know and we’re learning everyday about this particular virus.”

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

FINLAYSON: COVID-related job losses concentrated in urban areas… especially Metro Vancouver

The biggest job losses, in absolute terms, have been in Metro Vancouver

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

6 puppies rescued in mass seizure on Princeton farm die from illness: BC SPCA

Of the 97 distressed horses, cats and dogs seized, most of the puppies suffered from parvo

Action demanded over death of First Nations youth in Abbotsford group home

Family and Indigenous organizations push for thorough investigation

More sex abuse charges laid against B.C. man who went by ‘Doctor Ray Gaglardi’

Investigators now focussing efforts on alleged victims within the Glad Tidings Church community

Most Read