Sidhu Moosewala murder: Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi aide Goldy Brar claims responsibility, Punjab DGP forms SIT
Sidhu Moosewala, Congress leader and Punjabi singer, was shot dead at Mansa district today. Two other people were injured in the firing. Bullets from three AK- 94 rifles found at crime spot.
NEW DELHI: Few hours after the killing of popular Punjabi singer-turned-politician Sidhu Moosewala on Sunday (May 29), a Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar has taken the responsibility for the murder. The name of Lawrence Bishnoi has also come to the fore in the killing. Brar took to his social media account to claim the responsibility, writing that 'he and Lawrence Bishnoi group was behind the murder'.
"Today, Moosewala was killed in Punjab, I, Sachin Bishnoi, Lawrence Bishnoi take the responsibility. It's our work. Moosewala's name surfaced in our brother Vikramjit Singh Middukhera and Gurlal Brar's murder, but the Punjab Police did not take any action against him. We also came to know that Moosewala was also involved in the encounter of our associate Ankit Bhadu. Moosewala was working against us. Delhi Police had taken his name but Moosewala used his political power and saved his skin each time," Goldy wrote on his social media post.
In less than 24 hours after his security was curtailed by the government, Moosewala, 28, with a huge fan base running into millions, was shot dead near his village in Mansa district. Moosewala was taken to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead. The civil surgeon at Mansa hospital said Moosewala was brought dead, while the two others were referred to another hospital for treatment.
Sidhu Moosewala murder: What was the bone of contention?
One Vikramjit Singh Middukhera, 33, a Youth Akali Dal leader popularly known as Vicky Middukhera was shot dead on August 7, 2021. There were allegations that Moosewala had directed his manager Shagunpreet Singh to execute the killing. It was alleged that Singh hired the members of Kaushal gang to execute the killing of Middukhera.
Vikramjit Singh in April this year fled to abroad after his name cropped up during the course of investigation. Anil Kumar a.k.a. Latth, Sajjan Singh a.k.a. Bholu and Ajay Kumar a.k.a. Sunny, members of Kaushal-Bambhia-Lucky Padial gang were held by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police. They were later handed over to the Punjab Police. They had told the police that Bhuppi Rana and Amit Dagar were involved in giving direction for the murder of Middukhera.
Moosewala had been on the radar of Brar and Bishnoi gang since then.
Sidhu Moosewala death: Punjab DGP blames Goldy Brar, Lawrence Bishnoi
The Punjab Police too blamed Canada-based singer Goldy Brar and gangster Lawrence Bishnoi for the killing of Moosewala. Speaking to ANI, Punjab DGP VK Bhawra said, "After leaving his home when Sidhu Moosewala was driving his car along with two others in Mansa district, two cars came from front and firing took place. He was injured and was taken to hospital where he was brought dead by the doctors. It seems like an inter-gang rivalry."
He added, "Although Moosewala had a private bulletproof car, he didn't take it with him. On the orders of the Punjab Chief Minister, IG range has been directed to form an SIT. 3 weapons were used. SSP Mansa and SSP Bathinda deployed there. ADG law and order has mobilised additional forces."
30 rounds fired: Sidhu Moosewala was shot dead in broad daylight
In less than 24 hours after his security was curtailed by the government, Moosewala, with a huge fan base running into millions, was shot dead by gangsters close to his ancestral village in Mansa in Punjab in broad daylight on Sunday, police said. He was 29 years old.
Moosewala was taken to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead. The civil surgeon at Mansa hospital said Moosewala was brought dead, while the two others were referred to another hospital for treatment.