Goldy Brar is a Canadian gangster who has been reportedly involved in several criminal activities across the globe. He is a member of the Sikh clan, whose members are known to be involved in drug trafficking, extortion, contract killings, human trafficking, arms smuggling and counterfeiting.
In India, he has been accused of masterminding the killing of former Youth Congress chief Gurlal Singh Pehelwan in Faridkota district in April 2017.
The Delhi Police had earlier stated that the murder was carried out because of a gang rivalry. However, soon after the murder, the police had arrested three people and claimed that the murder had been planned by Goldy Brar, along with Bishnoi, to avenge the death of his cousin Gurla Brar.
According to media reports, the police had said that the trio had plotted the murder to avenge Gurla Brar’s death.
On May 1 this year, the Punjab Police Anti-gangster Task Force arrested three associates of Lawrence Bishnois and Goldy Brar. They were allegedly planning to kill a businessman in Malwa region to extorted money.
Goldy Brar: Sidhu Moosewala offered Rs 2 crore to spare his life
The accused in the murder of Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu’s brother, Mohit Singh, shot a video on social media saying that Sidhu had rejected an offer of Rs 2 crore to save his life.
In the video, Goldy Brar says that he had been offered money to drop charges against him in the case. He claimed that he had shot the video because he could not be called a martyr like Sidhu.
He claims that he did not know about the cash offer and that it came after he was arrested. “I am not a hero. I cannot be called a martyr,” he says in the video.
He further added that he had shot the footage to counter the propaganda that he was a Sikh martyr and that he was killed while trying to protect the honour of a woman.
“Can’t be called a martyr. But I am proud that I didn’t kill anyone else. My death would have given others the opportunity to do what they wanted to do,” he adds.
In another part of the video, Goldy addresses the people who are questioning why he did not surrender earlier. “They told me to surrender. They told me that there is no evidence against me. There is nothing against me. Why did you shoot my family?” he asks.
“If I had surrendered earlier, I would have been charged under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code. And I would have been sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment.”
all Sidhu Moosewala a martyr, murder mastermind Goldy Brar says in latest video
The man accused of killing Punjab minister Vicky Middukkera has claimed that his mentor Sidharth Bhatia offered him Rs 2 crore to settle the matter out of court. In a video uploaded on Facebook, Goldy Brar said that he had been approached by Bhatia to resolve the dispute over the death of the former deputy chief minister of Haryana.
Goldy Brar told the camera, “I don’t want to be called a martyr because I am not one. But I am being labelled as such. My father was murdered in front of my eyes. This is why I am saying it.” The video ends with him saying, “If you are really serious about resolving this issue, then come forward. Otherwise, just shut up.”
When asked whether he would accept the money, Goldy replied, “There is no question of accepting anything. If you people think that we are scared of you, then you must know something else. We won’t even talk to you.”
He added, “We have done nothing wrong. We have always stood up for justice. You cannot do anything against us.”
In June 2018, Goldy was arrested in connection with the murder of Vicky Middukka. A special CBI Court granted bail to him later that month.
A day earlier, the Supreme Court rejected the appeal filed by the family members of Vicky seeking a review of the decision granting bail to Goldy.
Vicky was killed in broad daylight while he was driving home in Sector 17 of Chandigarh on September 7, 2017. His body was found lying near the road with multiple stab wounds.
31-year-old Lawrence, better known as ‘Lalji’, is a notorious criminal who belonged to the Bishnois, a religious sect in India. Lalji was born into a family of farmers in Churu district of Rajasthan and later shifted to Jaipur where he became involved in petty crime. In 1997, Lalji was arrested for possession of illegal weapons and sentenced to imprisonment. After serving his sentence, he moved to Mumbai and continued his criminal activities there.
In 2010, Lalji was arrested again and convicted for possessing illegal arms in Maharashtra. This time, he received five years of prison term. However, he managed to escape from custody in 2012. Later, he was caught and sent to jail once again.
When Lalji was released from jail, he returned to Jaipur and began working for a gang leader named Ramesh Jain. Soon, he joined hands with another gang leader called Ajay Singhania and formed a group of criminals. During this period, Lalji met several people associated with underworld gangs like Dawood Ibrahim, Abu Salem, Chotta Shakeel, and many others. They used to meet regularly at a hotel in Bandra West suburb of Mumbai.
The group members were planning to eliminate Salman Khan because of his alleged involvement in the blackbuck poaching incident of 1998. On July 13, 2018, Lalji’s aide Vishnu Sharma was arrested by the police during an operation against the gangsters. Sharma confessed that he had been instructed by Lalji to kill Salman Khan, and that it was planned to take place on August 15, 2018.
On October 4, 2018, the Delhi Police filed a chargesheet against Lalji and his accomplices. A few days later, Lalji was arrested in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur city.
After spending around three months in jail, Lalji was transferred to Delhi’s Tihar Jail.
Vicky Middukkera alias Vikramjit Singh Middukhera was killed allegedly at the behest of gangster Amit Dagar and Bhupinder Rana. A report published by ABP News quoted sources as saying that the murder took place in Sector 71, Mohalli, where Middukhera had been staying since August 21.
According to police, the accused fired three bullets into him, one hitting him in the head and killing him instantly. While the motive behind the murder is still being investigated, it is believed that the incident could be linked to ongoing power tussle within the Akali Dal unit at the state level.
Middukhera’s father, Jitender Singh, told ABP News that his son had recently returned home from Delhi following a meeting with Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh. “He left for Delhi on August 20 and came back on August 21,” he said. “We got information about the attack on our phone.”
The victim’s mother, Surjeet Kaur, said she received a call from her husband around 11 pm informing her about the shooting. She immediately rushed to the spot along with relatives. Police arrived there soon after midnight and shifted the body to the Civil Hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead.
Jaswinder Singh Sidhu, another relative, alleged that the assailants targeted the youth because of his relationship with Sukhbir Singh Badal. “We do not know what happened in Delhi. We don’t even know whether the Akalis were involved in the case,” he claimed.
Badal, however, denied having anything to do with the murder. “I am shocked to hear about the news. I am sure it must have something to do with politics,” he said. “I am very sad over the death of my friend. I sincerely pray for his soul. I hope that those responsible will be caught and punished.”
Meanwhile, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee spokesperson Prakash Singh Bitta condemned the killing. “This act of violence against a young person is condemnable and we demand strict action against the culprits,” he said.
Another name that is coming up is that of Shaganpratap Singh, a former singer and music director known for his songs like ‘Jeevan Jyoti’ and ‘Chalte Chalte’, who reportedly worked closely with Sidhu Moose Wala. In fact, he was Sidhu Moose Wals’ manager.
Singh was arrested in 2012 for allegedly murdering Vicky Middukkera, a young man who had been working as Sidhu Moose Wala’s assistant.
The Punjab police have been looking for him since 2013.
According to reports, Singh fled to Australia.
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