Moosewala Murder: 6 Suspects Held From Dehradun, Tihar Angle Probed | What Has Happened So Far

Sidhu Moosewala Murder: The Delhi Police has also launched a probe to investigate an alleged phone call that was made by an inmate in Tihar Jail - identified as Shahrukh - to Canada. According to reports, Shahrukh spoke to gangster Goldy Brar, who has claimed responsibility for Moosewala's murder.

By Aalok Sensharma
Updated: Mon, 30 May 2022 06:33 PM IST
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Moosewala Murder: 6 Suspects Held From Dehradun, Tihar Angle Probed | What Has Happened So Far
Pic credits: Twitter - @iSidhuMooseWala

Chandigarh/ New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Singer-turned-politician Sidhu Moosewala's gruesome murder has stoked a massive controversy as the killing took place only a day after his security cover was withdrawn by the Punjab government. The Punjab government has now ordered a probe and formed a judicial commission under the sitting judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court to investigate the case.

In addition to that, the Delhi Police has also launched a probe to investigate an alleged phone call that was made by an inmate in Tihar Jail - identified as Shahrukh - to Canada. Quoting sources, news agency IANS reported Shahrukh spoke to Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar, who has claimed responsibility for Moosewala's murder.

Currently, Shahrukh is being questioned by the Special Cell of Delhi Police. Officials are also questioning gangster Kala Jathedi and his aide Kala Rana.

"Last time when we grilled Jathedi and Rana, they had revealed that their associates had conducted recce to execute the killing of Moosewala and one Shahrukh," IANS quoted sources as saying.

Lawrence Bishnoi alleges police can kill him in fake encounter 

Jailed gangster Lawrence Bishnoi has filed a plea before Patiala House Court over "apprehension of fake encounter by Punjab Police & trial against him being compromised due to production warrants issued by judicial authorities of other states." However, Court refused to entertain the plea.

He had pleaded that prior information be given to Court about production warrant of Punjab Police/any other Police against him & not give his custody to any other Police. Also he pleaded that any Police may investigate case pending against him at Tihar Jail without obtaining physical custody.

Six detained in joint raid in Dehradun

Punjab Police on Monday detained six people from Dehradun's Peliyon Police Chowki area in connection with Moosewala's murder, ANI reported. In a joint operation with Dehradun Police, the Uttarakhand STF and Punjab STF detained six people, who were travelling to Punjab from Hemkund Sahib Yatra in a vehicle.

All six detained persons are being questioned by Punjab Police. Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar told ANI that he has been told by the Uttarakhand STF that some of the detained people have been taken by the Punjab Police for questioning.

According to the information, the person who helped the main accused in providing a vehicle and shelter has also been detained.

'Never affiliated Moosewala with gangsters'

Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) VK Bhawra, who has been facing criticism, on Monday issued a clarification over his statement on Moosewala and said he has never affiliated the singer-turned-politician with gangsters. He said Moosewala was a celebrated artist and he has the highest respect for him.

"I condemn in the strongest terms the murder of Sidhu Moosewala. I never called him a gangster. Lawrence Bishnoi's gang has claimed responsibility for his murder. The culprits will be arrested soon and justice will be delivered," Bhawra was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

Earlier, Moosewala's father Balkaur Singh had demanded clarification for the Punjab DGP for linking his son's murder to a gang war.

'Moosewala was threatened by gangsters'

Moosewala's father has claimed that the singer-turned-actor-politician was constantly threatened by gangsters, including Lawrence Bishnoi over the phone. On Monday, he revealed that Moosewala used to travel in a bulletproof car, but had used a normal jeep on Sunday.

Recalling the horrifying incident, Singh said he was travelling with two security personnel in another car when a Sedan with four people intercepted Moosewala's jeep and attacked him. They took Moosewala to a hospital, where he was later declared brought dead.

"When the Thar reached near the outskirts of Jawaharke village, there was a white-coloured Bolero parked there with four youths occupying it. Soon, there was firing, and four youths in each Bullero and Corolla fled the spot," Singh was quoted as saying by IANS.

"I reached the spot and raised an alarm. I took my son and both his friends to Mansa Civil Hospital, but couldn't save him."

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