Controversial Punjabi singer and Congress leader Sidhu Moose Wala was shot dead on Sunday, May 29, in the driver’s seat of his car. This crime has shocked India and Sidhu Moose Wala’s fans across the world.
Sidhu Moose Wala left his house around 4:30 pm along with Gurwinder Singh and Gurpreet Singh. Punjab Police informed media that when Moose Wala reached Jawahar Ke village, their Mahindra Thar was followed by another vehicle. Soon, Sidhu Moose Wala’s vehicle was intercepted from the front by two vehicles and shots were fired from three weapons that appear to be 9 mm and 455 bores.
Graphic footage from the crime scene in the Mansa district of Punjab shows a large crowd gathered around the vehicle where the rapper sits covered in blood.
It is reported that more than 30 rounds were fired into Sidhu Moose Wala’s vehicle by the assailants and the passengers died from gunshot wounds.
Punjab Police have called it a gang-related activity and Inspector-General of Police (Faridkot range) Pradeep Yadav told PTI that police have got important leads in connection with the murder of Moosewala:
“We have got some important leads and some people have been rounded up. Not only that, we have got several leads from important places and Punjab Police is working on that.”
Further, the Delhi Police have also arrested a person called Shahrukh on charges of using a messaging app to communicate from jail with Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar.
According to the Delhi Police, during interrogation Shahrukh has revealed that he was given the task to eliminate Siddhu Moosewala by Goldy Brar (real name is Satinder Singh,) and Lawrence Bishnoi. Goldy Brar is a member of the Lawrence Bishnoi group which had taken the responsibility for the whole incident that unfolded in Punjab’s Mansa.
Earlier in a social media post, Goldy Brar claims the singer’s name came up in the murder investigation of an Akali Dal leader, Vikramjit alias Vicky Middukhera, but no action was taken against him.
“I, along with Sachin Bishnoi Dhattaranwali, Lawrence Bishnoi group, take responsibility for the killing of Sidhu Moose Wala. His name came up in connection with the murder of Vicky Middukhera and Gurlal Brar and despite this, the police did nothing”.
The Australia Today cannot independently verify if this particular Facebook post was written by Goldy Brar or his associates.
Punjab’s Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has ordered his condolences to Sidhu Moose Wala’s family and fans. He has also ordered an inquiry into the decision to reduce the security of Sidhu Moose Wala.
Now, Indian media has revealed that Sidhu Moose Wala’s killing could be a ‘revenge killing’.
As per reports from sources in Delhi Police’s special cell, Sidhu Moose Wala and his manager Shaganpreet Singh were involved in the murder of Vicky Middukhera in August 2021.
Delhi Police special cell has arrested three shooters identified as Sunny, Anil Lath and Bholu in connection with the murder of Vicky Middukhera in Mohali, while Shaganpreet was named as the accused in the FIR registered in this case.
Sidhu Moose Wala’s manager Shagunpreet had soon fled to Australia as reports emerged that Vicky was a close friend of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi.
Lawrence Bishnoi is presently serving time in jail in Bharatpur, Rajasthan since 2017 for various crimes. On Monday, a court in Delhi refused to entertain his plea seeking a direction from the Rajasthan jail authorities not to give his custody to Punjab police.
Balkaur Singh, father of Sidhu Moose Wala, has written to CM Bhagwant Mann demanding a CBI and NIA investigation into his son’s death.