Chandigarh, September 21, 2023: As per media reports, Gangster Sukha Duneke has been killed in Canada. He was killed in an inter-gang rivalry.
According to the news published in The Tribune, Sukhdool Singh alias Sukha Duneke, who escaped to Canada from Punjab in 2017 on forged documents, was shot dead in Winnipeg by assailants.
His name figured in the NIA wanted list which was released on Wednesday.
The killing of the Canada-based gangster, who had at least 18 cases against him including those for murder, attempt to murder and robbery, took place on Wednesday night Canada time, sources said.
Hailing from Duneke Kalan village in Punjab’s Moga district, the gangster fled to Canada in December 2017, official sources said.
The gangster was managing the activities of the gang from foreign soil and was also involved in running an extortion racket, targeted killings of rival gang members in Punjab and neighbouring areas through his local contacts and managing the network of his foreign-based associates, sources said.
In the last few months, the number of extortion calls made by Duneke had increased considerably in Punjab and neighbouring areas, they added.
In January, two of Duneke’s associates – Kulwinder Singh alias Kinda and Paramjeet Singh Pamma – were arrested by the counter-intelligence wing (Bathinda) and three pistols and cartridges seized from their possession.
The two men were part of the extortion racket run by Duneke.
After his father died in 1990, Duneke got a peon’s job at the Moga deputy commissioner’s office on compassionate grounds. During the eight years he continued with the job, he became addicted to drugs, sources said.
A lookout circular was Issued against Duneke in 2022.
His name had also figured in connection with the killing of international kabaddi player Sandeep Nangal Ambian in March last year. He was accused of arranging the shooters for the killing.