Moosewala murder mastermind Goldy Brar detained in California

New Delhi (TIP)- Singer-politician Sidhu Moosewala’s murder mastermind Goldy Brar has been detained in California. According to sources in India‘s intelligence agencies, gangster Goldy Brar, who took responsibility for Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala’s murder, has been detained in California. Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has confirmed that Goldy Brar has been detained and he will be brought back to India soon. Goldy was caught in Union City, an area near Sacramento in California. “The California police have detained him. They have contacted the Indian government and the Punjab Police and informed them about his detention. They have asked whether he needs to be deported,” Mann told reporters in Ahmedabad. “We will definitely bring Goldy Brar to India as per the treaty with America so that the families which have lost their sons and daughters find some solace. Brar was the main mastermind, and there are others as well whose records are with us,” he said. However, till now no official statement has been received from the government of California in this matter.

But intelligence departments RAW, IB, Delhi Police Special Cell and Punjab Intelligence have definitely received such inputs that Brar has been located there and has been detained. Moosewala was gunned down in Jawaharke village of Punjab’s Mansa on May 29. The incident took place a day after his security was withdrawn by the Punjab Police among 424 others.

Who is Goldy Brar?

Six years ago, Satinderjeet Singh alias Goldy Brar, currently one of the most-wanted gangsters in Punjab who was arrested in the United States, was a college drop-out who had clashed with the law a few times. But soon after he moved to Canada in 2019, ostensibly to study (he was on a student visa), he embraced the underworld, and started running extortion rackets and taking up contract killing assignments. Now, a many as 50 cases including murder, attempt to murder, extortion have been registered against him in various districts, police said. A resident of Mukstar in the Malwa belt of Punjab, Brar is a son of a former policeman. In 2012, when he was 18 years old, Brar was booked under section 336 (endangering life or personal safety of others) in a case involving clash between two groups. But he was acquitted in the case. A Punjab Police official said Goldy Brar was booked four times before he moved to Canada. “In 2015, he was booked for murder in Muktsar but again secured acquittal after an out-of-court settlement. Later, two more cases were registered against him in Fazilka district.” Another police official who prepared the documents to secure red corner notice against Brar said there was no pending inquiry against him when he moved to Canada, so he was able to secure police clearance. A red corner notice, usually issued through Interpol, is a request to police departments around the world to apprehend a person pending extradition. Brar may have been a known name in Punjab – from the safety of Canada, home to a significant Punjabi population, he extorted money from businessmen in the state, and carried out contract killings – but he was relatively unknown across the rest of the country. That changed this year after he claimed responsibility for the sensational May 29 killing of rap singer Sidhu Moosewala, in Mansa district. According to the 1,850-page charge sheet filed in the Moosewala murder case, Goldy Brar was the mastermind behind the killing. Brar gave the news of the withdrawal of security of Moosewala to shooters on May 28 and had asked them to hurry up and kill the singer on May 29, as per the charge sheet. The security to the singer was withdrawn by the AAP government soon after it came to power. Source:

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