New Delhi: Punjabi singer and politician Sidhu Moose Wala’s last rites will be held today at 12 noon. After his post-mortem, his mortal remains were handed over to his family this morning by Mansa Civil hospital, news agency ANI reported. Moose Wala was killed by shooters on Sunday evening in Mansa.
As per the investigation, the Punjab police suspect gang rivalry behind the murder. According to a report by news agency PTI, the Lawrence Bishnoi gang is involved in the murder. Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Bathinda Range, Pardeep Yadav constituted the three-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) for the investigation of the murder.
Punjab | Family of #SidhuMooseWala reaches Mansa Civil Hospital where his body is kept.
He was shot dead in Mansa district on May 29th. pic.twitter.com/g3eftXRG19
— ANI (@ANI) May 31, 2022
Addressing the media, the DGP said, “This incident seems to be a case of an inter-gang rivalry.” He said the name of Moose Wala’s manager Shaganpreet had figured in the murder of youth Akali leader Vicky Middukhera last year. Shagunpreet had fled to Australia, PTI reported.
Moose Wala’s murder took place in retaliation for Middukhera’s murder, the top police official said.
As per PTI sources, Canada-based Goldy Brar, a member of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang, took the responsibility for the murder.
Punjab Director General of Police V K Bhawra also told PTI that there were four Commandos appointed for Moose Wala’s security, however, the security is thinned every year because of the anniversary of Operation Bluestar and ‘Ghalughara week’ next month.
Two of the Commandos were withdrawn, but the two others were still there. He added that it was Moose Wala’s own decision to not take the security and his bulletproof car with him on the day of the murder.
The DGP further said 30 empty bullet shells have been recovered and at least three weapons like 9 mm and 455 bore appeared to have been used in the crime, PTI reported.
Moose Wala died because of nearly a dozen bullet wounds as he was carried to the hospital on Sunday where he was declared dead. Along with him, two other people were also taken to the hospital and are stable now.