Centre declares Goldy Brar a designated terrorist

NEW DELHI — Gangster Goldy Brar, the mastermind behind the brutal murder of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala, was on Monday declared a designated terrorist by the Centre under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

A key member of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang, Brar had claimed responsibility for the murder of Moosewala, who was killed in a hail of bullets in Punjab’s Mansa district on May 29, 2022.

A native of Faridkot in Punjab, Brar, whose real name is Satinderjit Singh, went to Canada on a student visa in 2017.

In a gazetted notification, Praveen Vashista, Additional Secretary, Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Additional Secretary, said, “And whereas, Satwinder Singh alias Satinderjit Singh alias Goldy Brar, presently residing in Brampton, Canada is associated with Babbar Khalsa International…And whereas, Babbar Khalsa International is listed as a terrorist organisation.”

The notification said, “Goldy backed by a cross-border agency, was involved in multiple killings and professes radical ideology, figured in making threatening calls to pro-nationalist leaders, demanding ransom and posting the claims of killings on different social media platforms. He has been involved in smuggling of high-grade arms, ammunition and explosive materials through drones from across the border and supplying thereon for carrying out killings and also providing sharpshooters.”

“Goldy and his associates have been conspiring to disrupt the peace, communal harmony and law and order in Punjab through nefarious designs including sabotage, the raising of terror modules, carrying out targeted killings, and other anti-national activities. A Red Corner Notice was issued against him by Interpol Secretariat General (IPSG), Lyon, France and a non-bailable warrant on December 12, 2022, was issued against him…A Look Out Circular was also on June 15, 2022,” it said.

The notification added that the Central government believes that Goldy is involved in terrorism and he is to be added as a terrorist in the Fourth Schedule to the UAPA. — (Agencies)