Names of several South Asians arrested in relation to armed group assault in Brampton are baffling

ON July 16, Ontario’s Peel Regional Police investigators from the 22 Division Criminal Investigations Bureau began an investigation into a violent incident involving multiple parties armed with weapons.

At approximately 6 p.m. on July 16, several men armed with sticks and cricket bats assaulted a victim in the area of James Potter Road and Bonnie Braes Drive in Brampton. The victim suffered minor injuries as a result of the incident.

Investigators have identified, arrested and charged all those responsible for the assault.

Those facing charges are Abhishek Abhishek, 20, Manoj Kumar, 51, Mohit Mohit, 19, Tinu Tinu, 19, and Havee Havee, 26, all of Brampton, have each been charged with one count of assault with a weapon and one count of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

However, their names are baffling as their first and last names are the same which is highly unusual.

When The VOICE contacted the Peel Regional Police about the unusual names, Media Officer Constable Kyle Villers told us: “Those were the names that were provided by the subjects to our investigators. We’ve got a couple of calls … we are encouraging anybody that may have information if they think these names are not correct – our investigators at this time believe they are correct – to contact our 22 Division Criminal Investigations Bureau to speak to them about that.

When The VOICE asked him about what kind of identification the men had, he said: “I can’t speak to what type of identification was checked. We do check identification. But it is possible to have forms of identification in different names.”

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators with the 22 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453–2121, ext. 2233. Anonymous information may also be submitted by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by visiting