Peel police charge Brampton man for ‘hate-motivated’ graffiti


Published December 14, 2021 at 10:35 am

A Brampton man has been hit with nearly a dozen mischief charges for scrawling ‘hate-motivated’ graffiti around the city.

Police say several bus shelters, buildings and vehicles were vandalized with graffiti “depicting racial remarks and offensive images” between April and December in the the Gore Road area of Brampton.

Peel Regional Police called the graffiti hate-motivated incidents.

On Saturday, police charged 32-year-old Kartik Tugnait from Brampton with 11 counts of Mischief Over $5000

Police said Tugnait was released and will appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on Feb. 17.

Peel Regional Police did not provide specific details on the string of incidents or who was the target of the graffiti.

Last week, Brampton City Council unanimously voted to approve a motion which “denounces hate in all forms” following an incident of hate-motivated anti-Sikh graffiti at a local School.

The incident gained international attention, with video and photos posted online on showing what appeared to be racial slurs, profanity and a swastika painted onto the building.

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