Chandigarh (Punjab) [India]: Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar reportedly claimed responsibility for the murder of Punjabi singer and Congress leader Sidhu Moose Wala in a Facebook post on Sunday (May 29) evening.
Goldy Brar is a close aide of gang leader Lawrence Bishnoi, who is also said to be involved in the singer’s murder.
Brar, aka Satinder Singh, is involved in multiple criminal cases. Earlier this month, a Faridpur court issued an open-ended non-bailable arrest warrant against Brar in connection with the killing of the district Youth Congress president, Gurlal Singh Pehalwan.
Hours after Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala was shot dead in Mansa on Sunday, Punjab Police said preliminary investigation shows it to be an inter-gang rivalry.
Mansa SSP Gaurav Toora said that Moose Wala didn’t take his bulletproof car and gunman on Sunday. “FIR is being registered. We will take immediate action against the gangster and persons involved,” he added.
Addressing a press conference, Punjab DGP VK Bhawra said on Sunday that after leaving his home when Sidhu Moose Wala was driving his car along with two others in Mansa district, two cars came from the front, and firing took place.
On Sunday evening, the famous Punjabi singer Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, popularly known as Sidhu Moose Wala, was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Jawaharke village of Mansa district. The incident occurred two days after Punjab Police withdrew the security cover of 424 persons, including Sidhu Moose Wala.
Sidhu Moose Wala had contested this year’s Punjab assembly election on a Congress ticket from Mansa and was defeated by AAP candidate Vijay Singla. Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann recently sacked Vijay Singla over corruption charges. (ANI)