On May 29, popular Punjabi singer and Congress leader Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu alias Sidhu Moosewala was shot dead in Mansa district. Canada-based gangster Lawrence Bishnoi gang and wanted criminal Goldy Brar took responsibility for the attack through an alleged Facebook post. Alt News has not verified the authenticity of the post which is currently being investigated by the Punjab police. Soon after this incident, another screenshot started being shared on social media. This screenshot is of a Facebook account named ‘Goldy Brar’. In this, a person is seen with Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and is congratulating him on becoming the CM. It is being claimed that the person seen in the picture is gangster Goldy Brar.

RSS mouthpiece Organizer Weekly’s Nishant Azad tweeted the picture with this claim and later took it down.

Zee News journalist Anubhav Shakya tweeted the viral picture by tagging Bhagwant Mann and Arvind Kejriwal and wrote that Goldy Brar of Canada took responsibility for the murder of Sidhu Moosewala. (Archive link)

BJP supporter @MrSinha_ tweeted the picture and made the same claim. He later raised the question of whether the removal of Sidhu’s security by the AAP government was part of a bigger conspiracy,

Congress leader Radhika Kheda also made a similar claim while posting the picture. She later took it down and tweeted an apology.

Alok Bhatt also made the same claim while sharing the picture. Later, he deleted his tweet and clarified that the man in the image is not the same Goldy Brar.

Fact-check

Alt News searched the Facebook account named ‘Goldy Brar’ and found that the picture was uploaded on March 10. However, this isn’t the account of gangster Goldy Brar. A man who shares the same name congratulated Bhagwant Mann after the victory of the Aam Aadmi Party in the Punjab assembly elections. This picture is still present on his account.

After his photograph went viral, he posted a video where he said that his name is Goldy Brar, his father’s name is Rajinder Singh, and he is a resident of Jandwala village. After the murder of Sidhu Moosewala, his image was misused as he shares his name with the gangster who allegedly killed Moosewala.

ਮੈਂ ਗੋਲਡੀ ਬਰਾੜ ਪੁੱਤਰ ਰਜਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਵਾਸੀ ਪਿੰਡ ਜੰਡਵਾਲ਼ਾ ਦਾ ਰਹਿਣ ਵਾਲ਼ਾ ਹਾਂ। ਜੋ ਅੱਜ ਦੀ ਸਿੱਧੂ ਮੂਸੇਵਾਲ਼ਾ ਦੇ ਕਤਲ ਦੀ ਦੁਖਦਾਈ ਘਟਨਾ…

Posted by Goldy Brar on Sunday, 29 May 2022

Alt News contacted Goldy Brar who shared with us a copy of his Aadhaar card, according to which, his full name is Manjeet Singh and his father’s name is Rajinder Singh. His address on the card is Fazilka, Punjab.

We located a press release on the official website of Delhi Police carrying information related to gangster Goldy Brar. According to this, gangster Goldy Brar’s full name is Satendrajit Singh, his father’s name is Shamsher Singh, and his address is Adesh Nagar, Muktsar, Punjab.

Goldy Brar, who is seen with Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann in the viral picture, and the notorious criminal named Goldy Brar, who took responsibility for the murder of Sidhu Moosewala, are different.

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Abhishek is a journalist at Alt News.