Sikh MP Warns International Students of Deportation After Brampton Brawl Video Becomes Viral

The Sikh MP said that anyone who is charged and convicted should know that their immigration status will be reviewed and deportation is a potential end result.


Sikh Canadian MP Raj Grewal took to the social media to warn international students after receiving many phone calls about a viral video showing a large group of men attacking each other with large sticks in a parking lot of a commercial plaza in Brampton on Dec.10. Three Indian-origin men have been arrested by the police on Dec. 15 in connection with the incident where a man was injured.

Grewal posted a video on Facebook where he said that those causing violence need to be dealt with legally.

“We’ve been receiving many phone calls and emails on the video that recently went viral and we are taking this very seriously. We would like to remind all international students that studying in Canada is a privilege. Anyone who is charged and convicted should know that their immigration status will be reviewed and deportation is a potential end result. Should community members have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to call or email our office,” Grewal said on Thursday.

Peel Regional Police said that they were called to the plaza at Steeles Avenue West and McLaughlin Road in Brampton after a fight broke out between two large groups. Most of the men had dispersed by the time the police arrived, and they found a 19-year-old man at the spot suffering from minor injuries. He was treated at a local hospital. The attackers used sticks to hit the injured.

In the video, that has been viewed by more that seven thousand people till now, almost 25 men can be seen arguing and attacking each other with sticks. The plaza is located opposite Sheridan College’s Davis Campus.

After investigation, the police identified three suspects, Gurpreet Singh, 20, Karanbir Singh, 22 and Harbir Singh, 22. All three of them are from Brampton. They were arrested on one count of Assault causing bodily harm.

The incident that took place in a parking lot was videographed and posted online.

All three accused are due to appear at Ontario Court of Justice, Barmpton, on Jan.17, 2018.

“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 the 22 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau, reported CINEWS.

The police have appealed to those with any information about the incident to come forward.

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