Why this Indian-origin fugitive is on Canada’s 25 most-wanted list

An Indian-origin fugitive, Dharam Singh Dhaliwal, wanted in connection with the murder of 21-year-old Pawanpreet Kaur, has been placed on Canada’s 25 most-wanted list by the Canadian Police. Any information leading to Dhaliwal’s arrest would get an individual a reward of up to 50,000 Canadian dollars.

Dhaliwal, who was last known to be a resident of Mississauga, Ontario, is considered “armed and dangerous”.

Dharam has connections in the Greater Toronto Area, Winnipeg, Vancouver / Lower Mainland, and India, according to Canada Police.

Peel Regional Police want Dharam Dhaliwal on a Canada-wide warrant for first-degree murder.

Dharam Dhaliwal is on the BOLO (Be On the Look Out) programme, which focusses on individuals wanted for serious crimes, utilising social media and technology to engage citizens in the search for Canada’s most wanted suspects.

Pawanpreet Kaur, 21, was fatally shot multiple times at the Petro-Canada gas station where she worked in Brampton, Greater Toronto Area (GTA), in December 2022.

In the months leading up to the murder, Dhaliwal had been charged with domestic-related offences against Kaur. Dhaliwal even staged his suicide prior to Kaur’s murder in order to evade police.

“Dharam Dhaliwal intentionally went missing in September 2022, but investigation has revealed that this was part of a plan in the murder of Pawanpreet Kaur,” the release added.

Last April, PRP’s Homicide Bureau announced a warrant for 31-year-old Dhaliwal’s arrest for First Degree Murder.

Peel Regional Police (PRP) chief Nishan Duraiappah emphasised the importance of public assistance in apprehending Dhaliwal, stating, “The murder of Pawanpreet Kaur forever changed her family’s life and significantly affected our community.”

Dhaliwal, described as 5 foot 8 inches tall, weighing 75 kg, with a tattoo on his left hand, is considered armed and dangerous.

Two of Dhaliwal’s family members, Pritpal Dhaliwal and Amarjit Dhaliwal, were arrested on April 18, 2023, in Moncton, New Brunswick, and charged with Accessory to Murder After the Fact.

“Investigators stress that anyone assisting Dhaliwal in evading arrest will face the same charges,” said the police.

Published By:

Girish Kumar Anshul

Published On:

Apr 24, 2024

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