Meninder Dhaliwal (1993–2022) was a Canadian gangster, a member of the Brothers Keepers gang. He was shot and killed on 24 July 2022 in Whistler Village, Canada. Meninder was a person of Indian origin.
Maninder Dhaliwal, also known as Maninder Dhaliwal, was born in 1993.age 29 years; at the time of death) in the village of Lopo in Moga, Punjab, India. He grew up in Abbotsford, Canada. His family owned a farm in Abbotsford.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Hair Color: black
Eye Colour: black
parents and siblings
Not much is known about his parents. He had two brothers. His eldest brother Barinder Shrek Dhaliwal is a gangster and a member of Brothers Keepers gang. His elder brother Harpreet Harb Dhaliwal was also a gangster who belonged to Brothers Keepers gang. Harb was shot and killed on 17 April 2022 in Coal Harbor, Vancouver, Canada.
Meninder Dhaliwal was associated with the Brothers Keepers gang operating in Vancouver, Canada. He became part of the gang in 2012, along with his brothers from Dhaliwal, joining another trio of infamous gangsters from Abbotsford: Jonathan, Jarrod and Jamie Bacon. As a member of the gang, he was involved in several criminal activities such as illegal possession of firearms, robbery, murder, manslaughter and extortion.
On 24 July 2022, Meninder Dhaliwal, along with his friend Satindera Gill, who was not part of the Brothers Keepers gang, was shot dead near the Sundial Hotel in the popular Canadian ski town Whistler Village. Meninder died on the spot, while his friend Satindra succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital. According to some sources, both were shot multiple times. During a media interaction, Scott Cargo, an employee of a nearby bicycle store, said that he was standing outside the shop when he heard gunshots. He added,
It was like 10 shots, rapid fire. I lived in Kelowna for 30 years, I’ve heard gunshots before.”
Elaborating further about the incident, he said,
Then this 10-year-old boy comes running to our store and says ‘there are boys shooting’ and he keeps running. I said, ‘You can come in.’ But he just kept going.”
Later, a burning vehicle was found in the 3300-block of Partigan Place, which was being linked to the murders. Hours after the incident, a gruesome video of Meninder and his friend covered in blood started circulating on social media. In addition to the video, some shots of a vehicle being pulled over by police near Squamish also circulated on the Internet. Police said the killings were linked to an ongoing struggle by the Lower Mainland gang. Talking about this during a media interaction, an investigating police officer said,
As a result of the dynamic response and rapid evidence collection by the authorities, the Sea-to-Sky RCMP was able to trace and apprehend a number of individuals. Although it was an open day shooting in a busy village, there is believed to be no further risk to the public, due to the quick response of sea-to-sky RCMP members.”
In a media interaction, talking about photographs of the murder scene, Vancouver Police Chief Adam Palmer said,
The photos we are releasing today represent people who pose significant public safety risks here in the City of Vancouver.”
Facts / Trivia
- In June 2021, Meninder Dhaliwal, along with his brother Barinder Shrek Dhaliwal, was listed in the ‘Most Dangerous Gangsters’ released by the Vancouver Police. Police released a list of six dangerous gangsters, including Meninder, his brother Barinder and four other Indo-Canadians, asking the public to avoid.
- After the murder of Dhaliwal, the ski town of Whistler was closed for a few days.