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Sikh father guilty of death plot
Artist's impression of Kalvinder Dosanjh
Kalvinder Dosanjh had denied three charges of soliciting murder
A Sikh father has been found guilty of hiring a hitman to carry out the honour killing of his daughter, her Jewish boyfriend, and the boyfriend's father.

Kalvinder Dosanjh was convicted of three charges of soliciting murder and possessing a prohibited weapon.

Jurors reached an 11-1 majority verdict at the Old Bailey.

Dosanjh, 51, of Higham Road, Wainscott, Rochester, Kent, felt disgraced when his daughter Sanjit, 23, moved in with Temple Jazac, 43, the court heard.

A hitman had been under orders to shoot Mr Jazac's father and then gun down the couple when they came out of hiding to attend the funeral, the court was told.

But the hitman turned out to be an undercover police officer.

Dosanjh was arrested with a sawn-off shotgun in his van after promising to pay 10,000 for each killing.

It was later that Dosanjh found he had targeted Malcolm Calver by mistake, thinking that he was Mr Jazac's father.

The court was told Dosanjh had decided they must die to save the family's honour.

Mr Dosanjh's accomplice Jagjit Singh Rai, 53, a businessman from Goodmayes Avenue in Ilford, Essex, had already pleaded guilty to three counts of soliciting murder and possession of a prohibited weapon.


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