The incident occurred a day after Punjab revoked Sidhu Moose Wala’s security protection as part of the Bhagwant Mann government’s effort to combat VIP culture.
Sidhu Moose Wala was driving to his hamlet of Mansa when he was attacked.
Sidhu Moose Wala, a Congress politician, and Punjabi musician was shot and killed on Sunday in Mansa district. The shooting also resulted in the injuries of two additional persons. The tragedy occurred a day after Punjab withdrew 424 people’s protection, including Moose Wala. As part of the Bhagwant Mann government’s effort to combat VIP culture, the security cover was revoked.
Moose Wala and two of his pals were traveling in a vehicle to the hamlet of Jawahar Ke in Punjab when they were attacked.
Moose Wala was found sprawled on his seat, bleeding profusely, after his SUV was riddled with gunfire. He was hurried to the hospital, where he was confirmed dead by physicians.
According to Punjab police, the attack appeared to be the result of a gang fight. A mobster from Canada has allegedly claimed responsibility for the attack, according to police.
“This murder is linked to the Lawrence Bishnoi gang. Fortunately, a gang member from Canada has taken responsibility “VK Bhawra, the Punjab DGP, said to the reporters. He said that the manager of Moose Wala, Shaganpreet, was involved in the murder of Vicky Middukhera last year.
According to the chief police official, this murder looked to be retribution for the death of Middukhera.
A special investigative team has also been created by Punjab Police to look into the event.
Singh Shubhdeep Sidhu’s stage name was Sidhu Moose Wala, and he was well-known for it. The 28-year-old was from the Moosa hamlet near Mansa and has a string of popular songs in recent years.
Several people have chastised the musician for using his songs to promote gun culture. He’d also been charged with encouraging violence with his song “Sanju.”
After photos of him using an AK-47 gun at a firing range during the COVID-19 lockdown surfaced on social media, he was arrested in Barnala under the Arms Act and the Disaster Management Act.
In December of last year, the singer became a member of Congress. Sidhu Moose Wala ran for Mansa in the Punjab Assembly elections of 2022 on a Congress ticket. Dr. Vijay Singla of the Aam Aadmi Party beat him.
Rahul Gandhi, the Congress leader, expressed his amazement and sadness at the news. “The assassination of Sidhu Moosewala, a potential Congress politician and excellent artist, has left me startled and heartbroken. My sincere sympathies go out to his family and supporters all around the world “Mr. Gandhi sent out a tweet.
The state administration and Chief Minister, according to Congress lawmaker Charan Singh Sapra, must explain why Moose Wala’s security cover was revoked. He told NDTV, “The government needs to answer.”
On Sunday, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann warned those responsible for the attack on musician Sidhu Moose Wala would not be spared. The head of the Aam Aadmi Party also advised everyone to keep calm.
“The heinous murder of Sidhu Moosewala has shocked and grieved me. There will be no exceptions. My heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to his family and followers all across the world. I want everyone to maintain their composure “Mr. Mann made a post on Koo.