Sukhi Cheema, the owner of The Travellers Inn at 16th ave and 46 street in NW Calgary, Alta. holds up a bill on Dec. 15,2012 for a room booked by Ranjit Singh Friday night, who had walked away from an escorted outing from the Southern Alberta Forensic Psychiatric Centre in Calgary Friday night. He had taken a cab to the Inn and had rented a room. Police caught up to him 10 minutes later and took him back to the hospital. Singh had killed his dad in 2009 and was found not criminally responsible. (Stuart Dryden/QMI Agency)
CALGARY - The brief escape of an institutionalized killer in Calgary has sparked calls from a Wildrose critic for a review of government policy.
A day after revelations Ranjit Singh, who bludgeoned his father to death in 2009, managed to go on the lam and check into a northwest motel while on a supervised outing from the Southern Alberta Forensic Psychiatry Centre (SAFPC), the province is facing demands for more transparency.
Wildrose justice critic Shane Saskiw said the apparent cloud of silence over when and how often mentally ill patients with violent backgrounds are allowed to leave secure facilities, as well as how they're supervised, needs to be lifted.