Chandigarh. December 2
Gangster Satinderjit Singh, alias Goldy Brar, the alleged mastermind behind the brutal murder of singer Sidhu Moosewala, is known to have been detained in California by US authorities. The sources said that Indian security agencies at the behest of which Brar, one of the most wanted criminals in Punjab, had been arrested, were trying to obtain his extradition as soon as possible.
Brar, a member of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang, had gone to Canada on a student visa in 2017. He had claimed responsibility for killing Moosewala on May 29 and had been in hiding ever since. It is suspected that he moved to the United States to seek political asylum with the help of pro-Khalistan groups. Although no official of any state or central agency confirmed his arrest, Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann told media in Gujarat that Brar had been detained with the help of Interpol after active manhunt by Punjab police. He would “definitely be taken to India,” the CM said.
Moosewala’s father, Balkaur Singh, welcomed the news. Yesterday he had announced a reward of Rs 2 crores for the arrest of the gangster.
Brar has 21 criminal cases, including three murder cases, pending against him in Punjab. A LOC has been issued against him in four cases, including the murder of Moosewala supporter Pardeep Singh and Dera Sacha Sauda. In addition, an open-dated arrest warrant was issued against him in eight cases.
Son of an ASI, Brar belongs to Muktsar. His name first surfaced among gangsters after the murder of his cousin Gurlal Brar, former president of the Student Organization of Punjab University (SOPU), in Chandigarh in October 2020, at the hands of his rival Bambiha Gang. . In retaliation, Brar, along with Lawrence Bishnoi gang members, organized shooters to kill Faridkot Youth Congress Chairman Gurlal Singh Bhalwan.
In the Moosewala case, Brar was reportedly in contact with different shooter modules and logistics providers via Internet telephony and was obtaining real-time information on the activities leading up to the singer’s murder.
21 pending cases
- Brar has 21 cases including 3 murder cases against him in Punjab
- In addition to the murder of the singer, he planned the murder of Dera Man in Kotkapura
- Seek to circulate against him in 4 cases, open arrest warrant in 8
- First appeared among gangsters after cousin Gurlal’s murder in 2020
- He took revenge by killing the head of the Faridkot Youth Cong, Gurlal Bhalwan.
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