Delhi, September 21: Gangster Sukhdool Singh alias Sukha Duneke has been killed in Canada by unknown gunmen. Sukhdool Singh was known as ‘Sukha Duneke’ and has been on a wanted list by India. Duneke was wanted in Punjab in cases of extortion, attempt to murder and murder.

The gangster had allegedly fled to Canada from India in 2017 using fake documents and has at least seven criminal cases registered against him.

Who is Sukha Duneke?

Duneke was part of the Khalistan movement in Canada. According to reports, Sukha Duneke, a close associate of terrorist Arshdeep Dalla, was a "Category A" gangster from Punjab's Moga. Crackdown On Khalistani Terrorists: NIA Announces Rs 10 Lakh Cash Reward for Information Leading to Arrest of Harvinder Singh Rinda And Lakhbir Singh Landa.

Moreover, he is one of the 43 gangsters who have been mentioned in the list released by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for having links with the Khalistan movement in Canada. Sukhdool Singh Gill Aka Sukha Duneke Killed: Punjab Gangster, Wanted in India, Shot Dead in Canada.

The Bambiha gang, which Duneke was allegedly working with, has rivalry with the Lawrence Bishnoi and Goldy Brar gangs, police said. Duneke is also an accused in the killing of Kabaddi player Sandeep Naggal Ambian, who was shot dead during a kabaddi match in March 2022 in Punjab’s Mallian village. It was alleged that he had provided the hideout to the killers at a relative’s home in Amritsar.

The development comes at a time when India-Canada relations have reached a historic low after Justin Trudeau claimed that investigating agencies were probing "credible allegations" that Indian agents were linked to the murder of Khalistani separatist Hardeep Singh Nijjar.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Sep 21, 2023 11:15 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website