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.
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.
Punjab | Two cars intercepted Sidhu Moose Wala's car which followed heavy firing in which Sidhu Moose Wala received multiple bullet injuries. Persons present with him also got bullet injuries and they have been referred to Patiala for further treatment:Gaurav Toora, SSP, Mansa pic.twitter.com/s0DPLs0q93
— ANI (@ANI) May 29, 2022
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'.
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.— Bhagwant Mann (@BhagwantMann) May 29, 2022
The murder of Shri Sidhu Moose Wala, Congress candidate from Punjab & a talented musician, has come as a terrible shock to the Congress party & the entire nation.
Our deepest condolences to his family, fans & friends.
We stand united & undeterred, at this time of extreme grief. pic.twitter.com/v6BcLCJk4r— Congress (@INCIndia) May 29, 2022
(With inputs from Agencies)
Brutal murder of Sidhu Moosewala is shocking. My profound condolences to the bereaved family.
Law and order has completely collapsed in Punjab. Criminals have no fear of law. @AAPPunjab government has miserably failed. Nobody is safe in Punjab!— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) May 29, 2022