Two more – Vavanjeet Singh and Harmanpreet Bhela – arrested in Brampton plaza assault

PEEL Regional Police on Saturday announced that investigators from its 22 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau have arrested two more males in relation to the December 10 incident of assault involving weapons that occurred in Brampton.

This brings the total number of people charged in the incident to five.

On Sunday, December 10, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Peel Regional Police attended a plaza in the area of Steeles Avenue West and McLaughlin Road in the City of Brampton with regards to an assault that occurred in the parking lot.

A 19 year-old male victim suffered minor injuries and was treated at a local hospital.

While the incident was taking place, a number of bystanders recorded the incident and posted the video on social media.  The videos garnered media attention and community response, ultimately assisting police in identifying people involved.

On Friday December 22, 2017, the following men were arrested and charged with one count of assault with a weapon: 

  • Vavanjeet Singh, 20, of Brampton.
  • Harmanpreet Bhela, 19, of Brampton.

They are scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice, Brampton, on January 24 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton.

On Friday, December 15, 2017, the following three men were arrested and charged with one count of assault cause bodily harm: 

  • Gurpreet Singh, 20, of Brampton.
  • Karanbir Singh, 22, of Brampton.
  • Harbir Singh, 22, of Brampton.

These three men are scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice, Brampton, on January 17 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton.

“This incident had caused a great deal of concern and attention in the community. Peel Regional Police want to ensure the public that these types of incidents will be investigated thoroughly as public safety is our top priority”, said Inspector Raj Biring, Officer in Charge of 22 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau.

Anyone with information regarding this incident, as well as any further mobile video, surveillance video or dashboard video is asked to contact investigators with the 22 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 2233. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) with the word ‘PEEL’ and then your tip.

 

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