On May 29, new CCTV footage revealed that two cars were tailing Punjabi rapper/singer and Congress leader Sidhu Moosewala’s vehicle moments before he was shot dead in district Mansa. In the video, 23-seconds after Moosewala’s vehicle made a turn, two white vehicles, one SUV and one Sedan were seen.
2 cars tailed Sidhu Moose Wala’s vehicle moments before he was shot dead, CCTV footage shows— Hindustan Times (@htTweets) May 29, 2022
A three-member SIT, including SP investigation Mansa and Bathinda and CIA in-charge Mansa, has been formed to probe the killing
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Pradeep Kumar Yadav, IGP Faridkot Range, said in a statement, “The attackers have left their car. Teams are after them. We are hopeful that they will be arrested soon. SIT has been constituted to arrest the culprits. We’ve got some important leads.”
Punjab | The attackers have left their car. Teams are after them. We are hopeful that they will be arrested soon. SIT has been constituted to arrest the culprits. We’ve got some important leads and investigation is underway: Pradeep Kumar Yadav, IGP Faridkot Range pic.twitter.com/t45wegCeXz— ANI (@ANI) May 29, 2022
DGP VK Bhawra said, “Prima Facie it seems an inter-gang rivalry case. One of his managers, Shagan Preet, was named in the Vicky Maddu Khera murder case. Shagan has fled to Australia. In reaction to that murder case, this incident has happened. Lawrence Bishnoi gang has taken responsibility for the murder.”
#WATCH It seems to be an inter-gang rivalry case…Lawrence Bishnoi gang is involved in this. Lucky, member of the gang has taken responsibility from Canada: VK Bhawra, DGP, Punjab on Singer & Congress leader Sidhu Moose Wala’s murder pic.twitter.com/tN4ZIYqd3N— ANI (@ANI) May 29, 2022
He added, “After leaving his home when Sidhu Moose Wala 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.”
After leaving his home when Sidhu Moose Wala was driving his car along with two others in Mansa district, 2 cars came from front & firing took place. He was injured & was taken to hospital where he was brought dead. It seems like an inter-gang rivalry:VK Bhawra, DGP, Punjab pic.twitter.com/HsEPQYHDPo— ANI (@ANI) May 29, 2022
DGP Bhawra added that Moosewala had two commandos assigned by Punjab Police and a personal bulletproof car that he did not take along with him.
Sidhu Moose Wala had a private bulletproof car that he didn’t take with him. On the orders of the CM, IG range has been directed to form an SIT. 3 weapons were used. SSP Mansa & SSP Bathinda deployed there. ADG law & order has mobilised additional forces: VK Bhawra, DGP, Punjab pic.twitter.com/bbwzeOTxEY— ANI (@ANI) May 29, 2022
He added, “On the orders of the CM, IG range has been directed to form an SIT. Three weapons were used. SSP Mansa and SSP Bathinda deployed there. ADG law & order has mobilised additional forces.”
Additional security has been deployed at Moosewala’s house. Reports have revealed that AN 94 assault rifle was used in the murder.
Moosa, Punjab | Police deployment outside residence of Punjabi singer Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu popularly known as Sidhu Moosewala, who was shot dead in Mansa district yesterday, May 29 pic.twitter.com/S2cgSSkKeK— ANI (@ANI) May 29, 2022
AAP had revealed Moosewala’s security was removed
On May 28, in a social media post, Aam Aadmi Party boasted about removing the security of 424 prominent personalities in the state. Interestingly, in the post, only Moosewala was named. The post read, “A big action on VIP culture in Punjab. Security of 424 people including Akal Takht Jathedar, Dera Heads, ADGP, Singer Moosewala reduced.” Just a day after the announcement, Sidhu Moosewala was shot dead.
Murder of Sidhu Moosewala
On May 29, controversial singer and Congress leader Sidhu Moosewala was shot dead. Multiple rounds were fired at his vehicle in district Mansa, Punjab. He was rushed to the hospital, where he was declared dead. Goldy Brar of Lawrence Bishnoi gang took responsibility for the murder, alleging Moosewala was involved in the murder of one of their gang member, but Police did not take any action against him. They also threatened that murder of Moosewala was not the end and that others involved in the Vicky Maddu Khera murder case will face a similar fate.