Goldy Brar, accused of Sidhu Moosewala's murder, named in Canada's top 25 most wanted criminals

Satinderjit Singh Brar, in top 25 wanted list of Canada

The Canadian government has listed Satinder Singh Brar, also known as Goldy Brar, among the country's top 25 most-wanted criminals. Brar is the alleged mastermind behind the killing of famous singer-politician Sidhu Moosewala. 

According to the Canadian High Commission in New Delhi, Brar is a Punjab-origin affiliate of Lawrence Bishnoi's gang, and is wanted by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police after India obtained an Interpol Red Notice for him in June 2022. 

Brar's life-sized cutout has been displayed at Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square, along with all 25 fugitives, as part of the "Bolo" (Be On the Lookout) Programme list. However, there is no reward for Brar, who is ranked at number 15 on the list. 

The 29-year-old is accused of murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and illegal arms trafficking in India. Brar 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, who arrived in Canada on a student visa in 2017, is accused of committing these crimes while being in Canada and is currently under investigation. However, he is not charged with any criminal offenses in Canada. 

An Interpol Red Notice is an international request for cooperation or alerts allowing police in member countries to share critical crime-related information. In Canada, an Interpol Red Notice does not provide police with the authority to arrest a person. 

The statement issued by the Canadian High Commission in New Delhi said that the offenses Brar allegedly committed in India are very serious in nature and merit the interest of the police in Canada. Brar is believed to be in Canada and represents a risk to public safety. 

The Punjab Police have accused Goldy Brar and gangster Lawrence Bishnoi of the killing of Moosewala. Bishnoi, who has been in jail since 2015, has been operating his terror-crime syndicate from prisons in different states, along with Canada-based Goldy Brar. Brar is also accused in the killing of 'Dera Sacha Sauda' follower Pradeep Kumar at Faridkot (Punjab) in November 2022. 

Goldy Brar has been named in the 1,850-page police charge sheet filed in the Mansa court on August 26, 2021. 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.