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Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala shot dead in Mansa

The incident happened just a day after Punjab Police withdrew security of 424 people, including that of Moosewala.

May 29, 2022 / 09:46 PM IST
Sidhu Moosewala

Sidhu Moosewala

Popular Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala was on May 29 shot dead by unidentified assailants in Mansa district of Punjab.  Three people were injured in the firing incident. The incident happened just a day after Punjab Police withdrew the security of 424 people, including that Moosewala.

The Director-General Police (DGP) Punjab, VK Bhawra has informed that  Lawrence Bishnoi gang has claimed responsibility for the attack and that it seems like a case of inter-gang rivalry.

What Happened? 

The singer was attacked when he was travelling along with his two friends in his jeep. Mansa civil surgeon Dr Ranjeet Rai told reporters that Sidhu Moosewala was brought dead to a civil hospital. He said that two others who sustained bullet injuries have been referred to another hospital.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (Mansa) Gobinder Singh told  PTI that several bullets hit Moosewala, who was in his jeep at village Jawahar Ke when he was attacked.

Gaurav Toora, SSP Mansa told ANI that two cars intercepted Sidhu Moose Wala's car which followed heavy firing in which Sidhu Moose Wala received multiple bullet injuries.

He added, "Preliminary investigation shows it to be an inter-gang rivalry. Sidhu Moose Wala didn't take his bulletproof car and gunman today. FIR is being registered. We will take immediate action against the gangster and persons involved".

The DGP said they hope to solve the case as soon as possible. 

'Punjab CM in shock'

Moosewala had joined the Congress party last year ahead of the Punjab Assembly polls. He had contested the elections from Mansa and was defeated by the AAP candidate Vijay Singla.

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann in a tweet expressed his shock and said nobody involved will be spared.

"I am Shocked and Deeply saddened by the gruesome murder of Siddhu Moosewala. Nobody involved will be spared. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and his fans across the world. I appeal everyone to stay calm," Mann said in a tweet.

The Congress Party as well expressed their condolences over his death while Captain Amrinder Singh, Punjab's former CM said that 'law and order has completely collapsed in Punjab'.

(With inputs from Agencies)
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first published: May 29, 2022 06:52 pm
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