Meninder Dhaliwal and Satindera Gill are Whistler homicide victims; Gursimran Sahota and Tanvir Khakh of Surrey charged (Monday update)

Meninder Dhaliwal

MONDAY UPDATE – 4 P.M.

ON Monday, July 25, following a consultation with BC Prosecution Service, charges of first-degree murder were approved against 24-year-old Gursimran Sahota of Surrey, and 20-year-old Tanvir Khakh of Surrey, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) announced on Monday.

“This act was outrageous and shock to the visitors and community of Whistler,” said IHIT Sgt. David Lee. “These results are thanks to the real-time information provided and the quick actions of the First Responders.”

IHIT said its investigators and its partners worked continuously in processing the scene and collecting the appropriate evidence to secure these charges.

Three other individuals were arrested along with Khakh and Sahota. The extent of their involvement is still being determined. This investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

 

QUITE obviously, the gang world already knew that Gursimran Sahota was involved in Sunday’s incident and had been arrested because the story “Karman Grewal shot and killed at Vancouver International Airport (with videos) (Monday update)” (dated May 9, 2021) on our website had started trending on Sunday (July 24).

In fact, quite strangely that story suddenly started receiving hits as early as July 18, according to our website data. The hits came down from July 21-23 before suddenly spiking on July 24.

That story said: “In March 2019, Surrey RCMP had announced that they had laid charges against Karman Singh Grewal, then 26, of Vancouver, and another man in relation to three robberies that occurred on February 7 in Surrey and Delta.”

That other man was Gursimran Sahota who was 21 years old at the time.

Karman Grewal belonged to the United Nations gang.

Karman Grewal shot and killed at Vancouver International Airport (with videos) (Monday update)

 

SUNDAY

 

THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) that has taken conduct of the double homicide in Whistler announced on Sunday night that the victims were Meninder Dhaliwal and Satindera Gill in order to advance their investigation.

IHIT said that both victims were known to police and that this is believed to have been a targeted shooting in relation to the ongoing Lower Mainland Gang Conflict.

On July 24 at around 12:19 p.m., the Sea-to-Sky Whistler RCMP responded to multiple calls of two men being shot at the Sundial Boutique Hotel, located in the 4300-block of Sundial Crescent in Whistler.

One victim died on scene, while the other died as a result of injuries, a short time later after being transported to hospital.

As a result of the rapid response and evidence collection by officers, Sea-to-Sky RCMP were able to locate and apprehend multiple individuals.

A burning vehicle believed to be associated to the shooting was located in the 3300-block of Ptarmigan Place in Whistler.

IHIT is asking anyone who was in either area throughout the morning, or any associates of Dhaliwal or Gill to come forward.

IHIT has taken conduct of the investigation and is working closely with the Sea-to-Sky RCMP, the RCMP Integrated Forensic Identification Services (IFIS), the B.C. Coroners Service and the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC) to gather evidence.

“We believe this to be a targeted incident. Though this was a brazen daytime shooting in a busy village, there is not believed to be any further risk to the public, thanks to the quick response of the Sea-to-Sky RCMP members,” said IHIT Sgt. Timothy Pierotti.

“Anyone who was in the area of Sundial Crescent or Blueberry Drive, where the burning vehicle was located, between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. with dash camera footage is asked to contact IHIT immediately.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

 

JUST after the double homicide, social media posts said that the victims were South Asians, with one of them being identified as Meninder Dhaliwal, a member of Brothers Keepers gang.

One of the posts was under the heading: “Rest Easy Meninder Dhaliwal.”

There was also a graphic video showing the victims lying on the ground in blood on either side of a white vehicle.

A VOICE source had named the other victim as “Sat Gill” but we could not verify that from the police at the time.

Meninder Dhaliwal’s brother, Harpreet Singh Dhaliwal, 31, was shot and killed on April 17, 2021, outside Cardero’s restaurant near Coal Harbour Quay and Cardero Street in Vancouver. His killer, Francois Joseph Gauthier, 53, who was initially charged with first-degree murder, pleaded guilty to the lesser offence of second-degree murder in B.C. Supreme Court last month and was sentenced to life in prison with no parole eligibility for 20 years.

Harpreet Dhaliwal, who did not have a criminal record, was believed to have had ties to the Brothers Keepers gang.

In May 2021, the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC) on Tuesday issued a public warning regarding 11 individuals, including brothers Barinder and Meninder Dhaliwal, involved in the Lower Mainland Gang Conflict. It said that these individuals posed a significant threat to the public.

The CFSEU-BC said that these individuals were known to police and had been connected to the spike in violence at the time. Police believe that anyone with them or in their proximity could be putting themselves at risk.

The CFSEU-BC said it was issuing a public warning and identifying them in order for family, friends, associates and the public to take measures to increase their own personal safety.

The same month, Vancouver Police also released the photos, names and ages of six gangsters, including brothers Barinder and Meninder Dhaliwal, with links to Vancouver who they said posed a significant risk to the safety of the public.

 

ACCORDING to The Abbotsford News’ Vikki Hopes, Harpreet (Harb) Dhaliwal’s brother, Barinder (Brian) “Shrek” Dhaliwal, was the suspected target of a drive-by shooting in 2011 at a home on Bradner Road and was an associate of the Bacon brothers. In 2011, Jarrod Bacon alleged in wiretap evidence presented at his drug-conspiracy trial that Brian could front the $3 million in cash for cocaine.

In September 2012, there was another drive-by shooting in which a man got shot in the arm. Following that incident, police installed video surveillance cameras on Bradner Road near the home.

Brian was shot in July 2013 on Downes Road and went to a hospital with a gunshot wound.

In 2016, he was charged with four weapons offences and pleaded guilty to one in 2018. He was sentenced to a one-year prison term.

Harpreet was the victim of shootings in 2017 in Abbotsford and in December 2018 at Lansdowne Mall in Richmond.

Brother Meninder, survived a shooting in March 2019 in Richmond.

 

ALSO READ:

Vancouver Police warn public about six dangerous gangsters as violence expected to get worse

11 who pose a significant risk to public safety: CFSEU-BC

Harpreet Singh Dhaliwal’s homicide: Man pleads guilty, sentenced to life in prison

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