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Wanted gangster Gurjot Garcha dies in Canada

He was wanted in multiple criminal cases, including the murder of Manminder Singh alias Mindhi, brother of slain gangster Rupinder Gandhi.

punjab Updated: Jul 31, 2018 12:55 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
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Gangster Gurjot Garcha (HT File )

Wanted gangster Gurjot Singh Garcha has reportedly died under mysterious circumstances in Canada on Sunday. The reason behind his death is unclear.

His friends have cited drug overdose or cardiac arrest as the cause of death. They claimed that Garcha had returned home after attending a party but didn’t wake up in the morning. However, a Canada-based radio news had claimed that he was killed by rivals.

He was wanted in multiple criminal cases, including the murder of Manminder Singh alias Mindhi, brother of slain gangster Rupinder Gandhi.

Gurjot was said to be a close-aide of Rajwinder Singh Ravi alias Ravi Khawajke. He had suspected that Khwajke was killed by gangster Davinder Bambiha, who was close to the Rupinder Gandhi gang. Seeking revenge, he had hatched conspiracy to kill Rupinder’s brother.

He had hatched the conspiracy to kill Manminder, and was booked by the Khanna police for the same. A day after the killing, Gurjot had taken responsibility of murder in a post on his Facebook account.

He was facing several criminal cases in Ludhiana and other districts, but had managed to flee to Canada.

On November 15, 2015, Garcha was arrested in an attempt to murder case and was admitted at the Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) after sustaining bullet injury in a clash with another group at Khanna. He had escaped from the hospital with the help of his accomplice, and was possessing arms. Around 15-20 unidentified persons had struck at the hospital and taken Garcha along.

First Published: Jul 31, 2018 12:54 IST