On Sunday, April 18, 2010, at approximately 2:21 p.m., officers attended the temple, in order to keep the peace during an ongoing internal dispute.
Several hundred people were in attendance at the temple. Shortly before 3:30 p.m., a physical altercation took place between several parties, in which weapons were used. As a result of police being at the scene, the incident was dealt with immediately. Four male victims, ranging in age from 33 to 46 years of age, were transported to hospital with various non life-threatening injuries. All victims were treated and subsequently released.
Investigators have charged the following persons in relation to the incident:
Harvinder Pal DHALIWAL, 41 years of age, from Brampton, has been charged with Assault. He was released on a Promise to Appear and scheduled to attend court on May 20, 2010.
Tehal SHERGILL, 60 years of age, from Brampton, has been charged with Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, two counts of Assault Causing Bodily Harm, and Assault with a Weapon. He was held pending a bail hearing, scheduled for April 19, 2010.
Satwant DEOL, 25 years of age, from Brampton, has been charged with Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose and Assault with a Weapon. He was held pending a bail hearing, scheduled for April 19, 2010.
The investigation is ongoing and officers would like to speak to anyone who was present during the incident, or who has any knowledge of the events. Additional charges may be pending.
Peel Regional Police is committed to community safety. Officers from the Diversity Relations Unit are actively involved in addressing the ongoing issues at the temple, working with our community partners to ensure that future disputes are settled in a peaceful manner.
Peel Regional Police would like to remind members of the public that individuals who break the law will be dealt with in an appropriate manner.
Anyone with information relating to this matter is asked to contact investigators at (905) 453-2121, ext. 2133. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca, or by texting “PEEL”, followed by your tip, to CRIMES (274637).