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Infamous Indo-Canadian Gangster Mani Buttar In Trouble Again

One of the original Indo-Canadian Gangsters (OGs) along with brothers Kelly and Bal Buttar, Manjit “Mani” Buttar was in trouble with a law again recently after being charged with possessing a loaded firearm and two other gun counts. Vancouver Police have described Manjit Buttar as one of ‘Vancouver’s most notorious gangsters.’ He has been a longshoreman since 1998.

RICHMOND  – One of the original Indo-Canadian Gangsters (OGs) along with brothers Kelly and Bal Buttar, Manjit “Mani” Buttar was in trouble with a law again recently after being charged with possessing a loaded firearm and two other gun counts.

Buttar, 41, was arrested Feb. 11 just after 4:30 a.m. at a house in the 12000-block of No. 5 Road in Richmond. Richmond RCMP Cpl. Dennis Hwang said Buttar had placed the 911 call, reporting he heard shooting, reported the Vancouver Sun.

“A full contingent of officers including the Lower Mainland District Police Dog Service K9 unit were dispatched due to the nature of the call, which was classified as a ‘shots fired’ call by the complainant,” Hwang said.

“The complainant claimed that there were intruders at his location that fired the shots. However, no evidence of shots fired were discovered by our officers.”

Hwang told the Sun Buttar “himself was allegedly armed with a loaded pistol when Richmond RCMP arrived.

“What elevated officer safety concerns was that the complainant did not believe that the fully uniformed officers were in fact police,” Hwang said. “He was ordered to surrender and thankfully our officers were able to de-escalate this high-risk situation. He was subsequently arrested without incident.”

Buttar, a longtime gangster who works as a longshoreman at Port Metro Vancouver which is packed with criminal elements from the Hells Angels and other gang offshoots, was in Richmond Provincial Court this week on three charges — possession of a firearm with altered serial number, possession of a firearm contrary to a court order, and possession of a loaded restricted firearm.

He has been in custody since his arrest. Sources told the Sun Buttar was intoxicated when he called police.

Buttar is on the executive of Local 502 of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.

Both Buttar’s brothers, Bal and Kelly, were shot in targeted hits. Kelly died in a December 2001 shooting at a Richmond banquet hall. Bal was shot in a Vancouver hair salon in August 2001.

Bal Buttar, who once confessed to Vancouver Sun crime reporter Kim Bolan to being behind several gangland murders, including the slaying of Gang Kingpin Bindy Johal at a Vancouver nightclub in December 1998, survived the salon shooting which left him a blind quadriplegic with serious health problems that eventually claimed his life a decade later, reported the Sun.

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