"Who isn't scared of death?"
Yo Yo Honey Singh has filed a complaint with the Delhi Police after he allegedly received several death threats from gangster Goldy Brar.
The rapper also approached Delhi Police Commissioner Sanjay Arora to seek security.
According to police, Honey Singh received threats via phone calls and voice notes.
Officers said the artist’s manager Rohit Chabra had received a call from a man who claimed to be Goldy Brar, demanding Rs. 50 Lakh (£47,000).
Mr Chabra continued to receive phone calls and voice messages from the same number.
After lodging a complaint, officers launched an investigation into the threats.
Reacting to the alleged threats, Honey Singh said:
“I am scared, my entire family is scared. Who isn’t scared of death?
“This is the first time I have got such a threat. I have got a lot of love from people.
“My staff and I have got calls from international numbers as well as voice notes from someone claiming to be Goldy Brar.
“I have given the Commissioner all the evidence. I have requested him to give me security and get the matter investigated. I am really scattered right now.”
Honey Singh later said: “I have received phone calls from persons claiming to be Goldy Brar and his gang members.
“The calls were also received by my staff.
“I have requested Commissioner Saab to provide me security and investigate the matter.”
On the basis of the complaint, a case under sections 387 (putting person in fear of death or of grievous hurt, in order to commit extortion) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code was registered.
Real name Satinder Singh Brar, Goldy Brar is a notorious Canada-based gangster who has been in the headlines since the murder of Sidhu Moose Wala in May 2022.
After the rapper’s death, he claimed responsibility.
Despite Brar being at the forefront, he has not been arrested.
There had been reports that he was detained in the United States, however, questions were raised over whether they were actually true.
In May 2023, Brar’s name was added to Canada’s 25 most wanted criminals by Interpol-Ottawa’s Fugitive Apprehension Support Team.
An official release had said Brar is believed to be in Canada and represents a risk to public safety, adding that the offences committed by him in India are “very serious in nature”.