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2 Indian-origin men charged in gang-linked killings in Canada

NEW YORK: Two Indian-origin males have been charged with the alleged killing of two others in a gang-related violence in Canada, in accordance with police.

Gursimran Sahota, 24, and Tanvir Khakh, 20, had been charged with first-degree homicide on Monday, stated Sergeant David Lee, Built-in Murder Investigation Group.

That they had been arrested shortly after Meninder Dhaliwal and Satindera Gill had been shot whereas being current of their automotive on Sunday on the British Columbia resort village of Whistler.

“This act was outrageous and shock to the visitors and community of Whistler” and the arrests “are thanks to the real-time information provided and the quick action of the First Responders,” Lee added in a press release on the arrests.

Three others had been additionally arrested however the extent of their involvement within the incident is being investigated, he stated.

CityNews quoted Federal police investigators as saying that the shootings had been linked to an ongoing gang battle and the suspects and victims knew one another.

The killing of Dhaliwal and Gill occurred 10 days after the unsolved killing of Ripudaman Singh Malik, who had been acquitted of alleged costs of bombing Air India’s Boeing 747 Kanishka in 1985.

The 2 incidents had eerie similarities: They occurred in broad daylight whereas the victims had been sitting in vehicles in public locations and different vehicles had been discovered ablaze close by.

The police officers haven’t linked the 2 instances.

Meninder Singh Dhaliwal and his brother Barinder had been on the Vancouver Police Division’s listing of six “gangsters” — 4 of them of Indian descent — who “pose a significant risk to the safety of the public”.

The Vancouver Solar stated that in accordance with sources, Sahota and Kakh belonged to a gang generally known as the “United Nations” which had been combating with the Dhaliwal’s gang referred to as the “Brothers Keeper”.

The newspaper every day stated that Sahota had earlier been charged in three armed robberies of drug shops together with Karman Grewal, one other “United Nations” gang member.

Grewal was shot lifeless in May 2021 at Vancouver Airport in what’s believed to be retaliation for the killing of Dhaliwal’s brother Barinder in April 2021, the Vancouver Solar added.

Whereas Grewal’s homicide stays unsolved, Meninder Dhaliwal was a suspect together with one other “Brothers Keeper” member Jaskeert Kalkat, who was additionally killed in May 2021.

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