NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday dismissed the Punjab Police’s claim that it had approached the agency 10 days before the murder of Sidhu Moosewala for issuance of a red corner notice (RCN) against Goldy Brar.
The Punjabi singer and Congressman was shot dead by assailants on May 29. The Canada-based gangster Brar, whose real name is Satinderjeet Singh, has taken the responsibility for the killing.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) also said that it sent a request for issuance of RCN against Brar on June 2 to Interpol.
In a statement, a CBI spokesperson said, “The proposal for issuance of RCN against Brar was received on May 30 at 12:25 PM from Bureau of Investigation, Punjab Police through e-mail.”
“Also a hard copy of the same proposal was received from Punjab police in IPCU, CBI, New Delhi on May 30,” he said. “After processing for confirmation of pre-requisite requirements, the RCN proposal was forwarded expeditiously to Interpol headquarters in France Lyon on June 2,” the official said.
He said that the request for issuance of RCN relates to two cases of Punjab Police during the years 2020 and 2021. In one case, an FIR was registered on November 12, 2020, while in the other case FIR was registered on February 18, 2021. Both the FIRs were registered in the Faridkot district of Punjab.
“Even this request was received in IPCU CBI on May 30, 2022, whereas as per information in the public domain, the murder of Moosewala took place on May 29,” he said.
The CBI official also said that the request for issuance of RCN against Harwinder Singh Rinda has already been sent to Interpol.
He further clarified that Interpol channels are used for informal international police to police cooperation and an RCN is neither mandatory nor a pre-requisite for sending an extradition request more so when the location of the subject is known.
CBI has been assisting all Law Enforcement Agencies in the matter of international cooperation and is committed to assisting in the best possible manner through various international channels, he added.