According to Punjab Police, the final of the six shooters suspected of being responsible for the murder of musician Sidhu Moose Wala was apprehended today. The Delhi Police had already detained three gunmen, and the Punjab Police had killed two more in a confrontation close to Amritsar.
Deepak alias Mundi, who has just been detained, was apprehended alongside two of his friends, Rajinder and Kapil Pandit, at the West Bengal-Nepal border as part of a coordinated operation with federal agencies, Punjab Director General of Police Gaurav Yadav told news outlet PTI.
Congress politician Sidhu Moose Wala was assassinated in Punjab’s Mansa district on May 29, one day after the state government reduced his protection from four to two police officers. When he was shot close to his village, Moosa, he had not taken the two guards with him.
His protection was reduced by the AAP government as part of a bigger campaign against “VIP culture,” which saw 400 or so people’s security coverage either reduced or eliminated.
The Mansa Police detained a guy from Jodhpur in Rajasthan earlier this week for reportedly issuing a death threat via email to Moose Wala’s father, Balkour Singh Sidhu, according to officials on Wednesday. This is a connected development from earlier this week. In order to attract more social media followers to a profile, he had set up in the name of Lawrence Bishnoi, the imprisoned mobster who, together with Canadian-based Goldy Brar, is thought to have been the mastermind behind the murder, the arrested guy, Mahipal, had posted the threat.
Regarding the murder investigation, the federal government said on September 1 that two suspects had been detained, Anmol Bishnoi from Kenya and Sachin Thapan from Azerbaijan.
In response to questions from the media, the Ministry of External Affairs stated that these two men had been taken to prison by local police. With the neighborhood authority, we communicate frequently. However, as of the right moment, no remarks can be made on the legal discussion. Goldy Brar and Sachin Thapan allegedly spoke on the phone. Lawrence Bishnoi’s nephew is Anmol Bishnoi.
According to Goldy Brar, Moose Wala was killed in revenge for the shooting of Vicky Middukhera, a former student activist who later became a leader of the Youth Akali Dal. The Middukhera murder investigation has mentioned the name of a Sidhu Moose Wala assistant, but authorities have refrained from making a straight association. Less than 10 of the more than 30 suspects charged by Mansa police have yet to be taken into custody.
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