US authorities have detained gangster Satinderjit Singh, alias Goldy Brar, accused of brutally killing singer Sidhu Moosewala in California. According to sources, the Indian security agencies that detained Brar, one of Punjab’s most wanted criminals, are trying to extradite him as soon as possible.
Brar had gone to Canada on a student visa in 2017 as a member of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang. Since May 29, he was in hiding after claiming responsibility for the murder of Moosewala. Pro-Khalistan groups are suspected of helping him seek political asylum in the US. In Gujarat, Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann told mediapersons that Brar had been detained with Interpol’s help following active pursuit by Punjab police, despite no official confirmation from any state or central agency. According to the CM, he will “definitely be brought back to India”.
In response to the news, Moosewala’s father Balkaur Singh welcomed it. A reward of Rs 2 crore had been announced yesterday for the arrest of the gangster.
There are 21 criminal cases pending against Brar in Punjab, including three murder cases. He has been issued a lookout circular (LOC) in four cases, including the murder of Moosewala and Dera Sacha Sauda follower Pardeep Singh. In addition, eight warrants were issued against him with an open date.
Originally from Muktsar, Brar is the son of an ASI. The rival Bambiha Gang murdered his cousin Gurlal Brar, former president of the Student Organization of Punjab University (SOPU), in Chandigarh in October 2020. Gurlal Singh Bhalwan, president of the Faridkot Youth Congress, was murdered by shooters arranged by Brar and Lawrence Bishnoi.
Brar reportedly was in constant contact with different modules of shooters and logistic providers via internet telephony and was receiving real-time information about Moosewala’s murder.