Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], September 21 (ANI): Amid the diplomatic tussle between India and Canada, Punjab Police are carrying out raids to catch aides of gangster Goldie Brar, who said to be based in Canada. Brar is accused in killing of Punjabi singer Siddhu Moosewala.
Punjab Police started the mission on Thursday at 7 A.M and will continue through the day.
Police are carrying out the operations in Moga, Ferozepur, Tarn Taran and Amritsar rural districts.
The Report of the operation is to be submitted to ADGP today at 5 PM.
Goldy Brar, alias Satinderjeet Singh, is said to be a member of Lawrence Bishnoi's gang. He left India for Canada, on a student visa, in 2017. Goldy Brar was also the prime accused in the murder of cult rapper and Congress leader Sidhu Moose Wala on May 29, 2022.
It is alleged that Brar conspired with gangster Lawrence Bishnoi to kill Moose Wala.
In May this year Canada named Brar among the country's top 25 wanted criminals. Interpol has also issued a Red Notice against Brar accusing him of Murder, Criminal ConspiracySupply of illegal Firearms, Attempt to murder, criminal conspiracy, Supply of illegal FirearmsThe National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday issued details of 43 individuals associated with terror-gangster network having links to Canada.
The NIA further asked the public to share details of their properties and assets which can be taken over by the central government.
The NIA in its post issued pictures of Goldy Brar, Rajesh Kumar, Prince, Anil V and Mohammad Shahbaz along with their names. It highlighted that many of these gangsters are based in Canada.
This comes amid growing tensions between India, and Canada after Justin Trudeau on Monday accused the Indian government of being behind the fatal shooting of Hardeep Singh Nijjar. Najjar, who was a designated terrorist in India and was gunned down outside a Gurdwara, in a parking area in Canada's Surrey, British Columbia on June 18. (ANI)