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HALTON Regional Police are attempting to locate Rankirat Singh, 20, of Brampton for his role in Wednesday’s stick wielding attack in Halton Hills that sent two men to hospital suffering serious injuries.
Singh is wanted for two counts of aggravated assault and one count of assault cause bodily harm.
Investigators have learned that the incident originated over a dispute involving a real estate transaction. The dispute culminated into the violent assault on Wednesday. Two victims remain in hospital and are listed in serious but stable condition. A third victim received minor injuries and is recovering at home, police said on Thursday.
Police learned that earlier this month one of the victims brokered a real estate deal between a Brampton property owner and Singh. The victim obtained a deposit from Singh to lease the property.
The property owner subsequently declined the lease offer and requested the victim return the deposit to Singh. Discussions between the victim and Singh regarding the declined offer grew heated. This resulted in the victim fearing for his safety.
Shortly after midnight on Wednesday (June 20), the victim and two friends travelled to a pre-arranged meeting area to return the deposit to Singh. That’s when they observed several vehicles with numerous males standing around carrying what appeared to be bats and sticks. One of the males was Singh. Fearing for their safety, they quickly attempted to flee in their vehicle. They were surrounded and assaulted at a red light on Winston Churchill Boulevard and Steeles Avenue in Halton Hills.
One District Criminal Investigations Bureau detectives conducted a search warrant earlier Thursday (June 21) morning at a Brampton residence. During the execution of the warrant detectives seized two motor vehicles involved in this altercation. They also recovered several sticks and a baton from the residence.
Police are continuing the investigation and are receiving a great deal of assistance from the public. In the meantime police have some advice for Singh. “To Mr. Singh and the individuals involved, contact a lawyer and arrange for your safe surrender to investigators.” said Detective Sergeant Dave Costantini of the One District Criminal Investigations Bureau. “The investigation is ongoing and police wish to thank the members of the public and media who have provided vital information regarding this investigation.”
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Acting Detective Dylan Price of the Halton Regional Police Service One District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747, ext. 2422.
Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.
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