Sidhu Moosewala Murder: Goldy Brar Named Among 25 Most Wanted Criminals In Canada

Goldy Brar is wanted for murder by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). He is placed 15th in the list of top 25 criminals in Canada.

Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala was killed last year

Sidhu Moosewala murder case's suspected mastermind Goldy Brar has been listed among the 25 Most Wanted criminals in Canada. 

Brar is wanted for murder by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). He is placed 15th in the list of top 25 criminals in Canada. 

Singer-turned-politician Moosewala was shot dead in Jawahar Ke village in Punjab's Mansa district on May 29, 2022. It was immediately reported that it could be a fallout of an inter-gang rivalry. Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar allegedly took responsibility for the killing. Jailed gangster Lawrence Bishnoi was also linked to the murder, who was understood to be associated with Brar. 

The list of published by the BOLO initiative, which also offers financial rewards to people who assist in the hunt. BOLO stands for Be On Look Out, a law enforcement term used for a wanted person. 

Who is Goldy Brar?

Goldy Brar's full name is Satinder Singh Brar. It is under this name that he has been listed among the 25 most wanted criminals.

Brar is wanted for murder; criminal conspiracy and supply of illegal firearms; and attempt to murder, according to the INTERPOL page linked to Canada's most wanted list.

Brar's life-sized cutout among all 25 fugitives has been displayed at Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square. However, there is no reward for Goldy Brar, who features on the 15th number in the list.

The 29-year-old, who reached Canada on a student visa in 2017, allegedly claimed responsibility for the murder of Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, popularly known as Sidhu Moosewala, who was shot dead in Punjab's Mansa district on May 29, 2022. Brar has been on the run since then.

Brar is the subject of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) investigation into the allegations originating from India. The offences committed in India are very serious in nature and merit the interest of the police in Canada, the Canadian High Commission in New Delhi said in the statement.

"Brar is believed to be in Canada and represents a risk to public safety. He is currently under investigation but is not charged with any criminal offences in Canada," the statement said.

The case against Goldy Brar

A Red Corner notice, which allows the arrest of a fugitive, has already been issued against Brar who belongs to Punjab's Muktsar.

The Punjab Police has blamed Goldy Brar and gangster Lawrence Bishnoi for the killing of Moosewala.

Bishnoi, who continues to remain in jail after his arrest in 2015, has been operating his terror-crime syndicate from prisons in different states, along with Canada-based Brar, who is also an accused in the killing of 'Dera Sacha Sauda' follower Pradeep Kumar at Faridkot (Punjab) in November 2022.

Brar has been named in the 1,850-page police charge sheet filed in the Mansa court on August 26 last year.

Jailed gangsters Bishnoi and Jaggu Bhagwanpuria have also been named in the chargesheet alongside a dozen others.

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) led by Anti-Gangster Task Force chief Pramod Ban is probing the killing of Moosewala.

Ban has said Bishnoi, the main conspirator, confessed that the execution planning was hatched in August 2021 to avenge the murder of Akali youth leader Middukhera.

(With PTI inputs)