The last of six gunmen allegedly involved in the murder of singer Sidhu Moose Wala has been arrested today, Punjab police said. Three gunmen were previously arrested by Delhi police, while Punjab police had killed two others in an encounter near Amritsar.
The person now arrested, Deepak aka Mundi, was caught along with two of his associates, Kapil Pandit and Rajinder, from the West Bengal-Nepal border in a joint operation with central authorities, the Punjab Police Director General said. , Gaurav Yadav, to the news. office PTI.
Sidhu Moose Wala, who was also a congressional leader, was shot dead in the Mansa district of Punjab on May 29, a day after his security was reduced from four to two police officers by the state government. He had not taken the two guards with him when he was shot near his village of Moosa. His cut in security by the AAP government was part of a larger fight against “VIP culture”, which saw security coverage cut or removed altogether for 400 people.
In another related development earlier this week, Mansa police arrested a man from Jodhpur in Rajasthan for allegedly sending a death threat by email to Moose Wala’s father, Balkour Singh Sidhu, officials said Wednesday.
The arrested man, Mahipal, had sent the threat with the aim of gaining more social media followers on a page he created on behalf of Lawrence Bishnoi, the imprisoned mobster seen along with Canada-based Goldy Brar. as a mastermind behind the murder.
As for the murder case, the central government confirmed on September 1 that two suspects, Anmol Bishnoi from Kenya and Sachin Thapan from Azerbaijan, were arrested there. In response to questions from the media, the State Department said: “The local authorities have taken these two men into custody. We are in close contact with the local authorities. However, at this time, no comment can be made on the matter. legal discourse.”
Sachin Thapan has reportedly held talks with Goldy Brar. Anmol Bishnoi is a cousin of Lawrence Bishnoi.
Goldy Brar has said that Moose Wala was murdered “to avenge the murder of Vicky Middukhera”, a student activist who later became Akali Dal’s youth leader. The name of an aide to Sidhu Moose Wala has come up in the Middukhera murder investigation, although police have avoided establishing a direct link.
Police in Mansa have so far filed charges against more than 30 people, less than 10 of whom have yet to be arrested.