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Sidhu Moosewala: Interpol issues Red Corner Notice against Goldy Brar, but in another case

The development came on a day the CBI said the Punjab Police approached it about Red Corner Notice against Goldy Brar on May 30 -- a day after Sidhu Moosewala's murder.

Goldy Brar Sidhu MoosewalaSinger-politician Sidhu Moosewala was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Punjab's Mansa district a day after the state government curtailed his security cover. Gangster Goldy Brar took responsibility for the shooting. (Express photo)

The Interpol has issued a Red Corner Notice against Satinderjeet Singh alias Goldy Brar, a gangster currently living in Canada who claimed responsibility for the killing of singer Sidhu Moosewala, within eight days after the CBI forwarded a request, officials said Thursday.

The Interpol also issued a Red Corner Notice against fugitive terrorist Harwinder Singh Sandhu aka Rinda, who, Punjab Police say, is currently living in Pakistan and is backed by Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) Wadhawa Singh and Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence.

The development came on a day the CBI said the Punjab Police approached it about Red Corner Notice against Brar on May 30 — a day after the Punjabi singer’s murder. The statement from the CBI flew in the face of the Punjab Police which claimed Wednesday that it had written to the CBI on May 19 — 10 days before Moosewala’s killing on May 29.

Moosewala, who had fought the recent assembly elections in Punjab on a Congress ticket, was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Punjab’s Mansa district, a day after the state government curtailed his security cover. Over 30 empty cases of bullets were found near his SUV in which he was killed.

The CBI said a communication was received from the Bureau of Investigation, Punjab Police, through an email at 12.25 pm on May 30 with a letter dated May 19 attached in it seeking issuance of a Red Corner Notice against Brar in two FIRs registered by the Punjab Police — FIR No. 409 dated November 12, 2020 and FIR No. 44 dated February 18, 2021 — at City Police Station, Faridkot.

“The proposal for issuance of Red Corner Notice against Satinderjeet Singh alias Goldy was received on May 30 at 12:25 pm… a hard copy of the same proposal was received from Punjab Police in IPCU, CBI, New Delhi, on 30-05-2022….whereas as per information in public domain, murder of Sidhu Moosewala took place on 29th May, 2022.”
FIR number 409 pertains to a shootout near the Kataria petrol pump in Faridkot on November 11, 2020, in which a charge sheet was filed in November, 2021, and warrants were issued in October, 1, 2021, they said. The second FIR pertains to the murder of Gurlal Singh in Faridkot on February 18, 2021, in which a chargesheet was also filed in November 2021. The warrants were opened on September 13, 2021, they said.

The communication was sent nearly six months after a court had issued warrants against Brar in both cases probed by the state police, sources said.


“After processing for confirmation of pre-requisite requirements, the Red Corner Notice proposal was forwarded expeditiously to Interpol (Headquarters), Lyon on 02-06-2022,” the CBI spokesperson said.

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The Red Corner Notice alerts enforcement agencies of 195 Interpol member countries to locate and detain a fugitive wanted by a requesting member country.

The Red Corner Notice identifies Goldy Brar as 28-year-old male born on March 11, 1994 in Shri Muktsar Sahib. It says he can speak English, Hindi and Punjabi. It describes charges against Brar as murder, criminal conspiracy & supply of illegal firearms, attempt to murder.

As per Punjab Police, which had sent a proposal to Central Bureau of Investigation to get RCN issued against him, Brar had gone to Canada on student visa in 2017 and is an active member of Lawrence Bishnoi gang.

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A CBI officer on condition of anonymity said, “Punjab Police did not present the entire facts before the media yesterday. There was no delay on our part”.

The Red Corner Notice issued against Rinda identifies him as 32-year-old male born in 1990 in Khadoor Sahib with an old injury mark on left knee. It says Rinda is 1.7 metres tall, and can speak Hindi, English and Punjabi.

It describes the charges against Rinda as “attempt to murder, voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty, assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty, obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions, rioting armed with deadly weapon, member of unlawful assembly., attempt to murder, wrongful restraint, making or possessing counterfeit seal, etc., and offences related to arms/weapons., making preparation to commit dacoity, assembling for purpose of committing dacoity, habitually dealing in stolen property, making or possessing counterfeit seal, etc., criminal conspiracy and offences related to arms and offence related to Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic substances.”

As per Punjab Police, “Rinda, who is responsible for inducting and operationalising many terrorist modules in Punjab in recent past, is now based in Pakistan. He, backed by ISI, has also been responsible in smuggling in huge quantity of arms and ammunition in India. Huge quantity of Arms/Ammunition and IEDs recovered from four terrorists arrested in Karnal in a joint operation with Punjab police, also belonged to Rinda. Most recently, he was responsible for RPG attack on [Punjab police] Intelligence Headquarters through his operatives; grenade attack on CIA Office, Nawanshahr in November 202; and an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack on police post Kahlwan in Anandpur Sahib, Rupnagar.”

Punjab police had sought issuance of Red Corner Notice against Rinda in three cases registered against him in Patiala district.

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The CBI said Red Corner Notice is neither mandatory nor a pre-requisite for sending extradition request, more so when the location of the subject is known. The Red Corner Notice alerts enforcement agencies of 195 Interpol member countries to locate and detain a fugitive wanted by a requesting member country.

First published on: 10-06-2022 at 01:20:54 am
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