ONTARIO’S Peel Regional Police have arrested and charged eight South Asians, executed several search warrants and seized a handgun related to a kidnapping investigation in the City of Brampton.
On Wednesday, February 15 at approximately 9:30 p.m., it is alleged that two victims in their early 20s attended a residence in Brampton, were held against their will, kidnapped and later released.
On Thursday, May 18 at approximately 6 a.m., three simultaneous search warrants were executed at two residences in Brampton and one in Georgetown. As a result of the investigation, several suspects were arrested, and several items were seized, including a 9mm compact handgun, ammunition, vehicles and property related to these offences.
The following suspects were charged and held for a bail hearing. They appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on Thursday:
- Danish Thakur, a 24-year-old man from Brampton, was charged with kidnapping, robbery, possession of a firearm, possession of a prohibited firearm, discharging a firearm, and assault with a weapon.
- Daljeet Singh, a 28-year-old man from Brampton, and Harmanpreet Singh, a 22-year-old man from Brampton, were both charged with kidnapping and robbery.
- Snowerpreet Khehra, a 25-year-old man from Georgetown, was charged with kidnapping, robbery, and possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized.
- Georgetown residents Komalpreet Singh, 22, Saheyad Kang,21, Arundeep Singh, 24, and Maninderjit Singh, 26, were each charged with one count of possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized.
Anyone with information can contact the 22 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 905-453-2121, extension 2233. Information may be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visiting www.