Chandigarh: In the latest incident of a gang war in Canada between two gangs operated by men of Punjab origin, a gangster and his friend has been killed. Those who have been killed have been identified as Meninder Dhaliwal and Satinder Gill.
At the time the two were shot near the Sundial Hotel in Whistler, a town close to Vancouver in Canada, 29-year-old Meninder Dhaliwal was with a friend named Satinder Gill. The Canadian Police have said that Gill was not part of the gang. Dhaliwal died at the spot, while Gill was declared dead at the local hospital.
According to a source, “About 10 shots were heard. It was only when a 10-year-old child came running and disclosed about some people firing at two men endlessly.”
Sources said, the police may not link the killing to the murder of Ripudaman Singh Malik, who was once the accused in the Kanishka mid-air crash and was recently shot dead by unidentified assailants in front of his office in Surrey, British Columbia BC. But the investigation will explore all possible angles. And if the leads lead the investigators to Malik’s death that will be chased.
Meninder’s Brother Harb Was Killed Last Year
Meninder’s brother Harb Dhaliwal was also killed last year in April, which again was a result of enmity between two gangs. Sources said, like Meninder, Harb’s killing last year too was a case of a targeted shooting. Meninder is now survived by his elder brother Barinder Dhaliwal aka Shrek. Two of the three brothers were believed to be part of the Brothers Keeper gang.
The Dhaliwal brothers grew up in Abbotsford where their family owned a farm. A decade ago, they were connected to another trio of notorious gangsters from Abbotsford: Jonathan, Jarrod, and Jamie Bacon.
In the meanwhile, based on intelligence inputs, Indian security agencies have identified five radicals — Hardeep Nijjar of the Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF) and gangster Arshdeep Singh, alias Dalla, also in Canada to be the key suspects in Malik’s killing. However, the killing of Meninder Dhaliwal opens other angles for the investigators.