Updated: Mon, 06 Jun 2022 02:42 PM IST
Chandigarh | Jagran News Desk: A week after the brutal daylight murder of Punjabi singer and Congress leader Sidhu Moose Wala, the Punjab Police arrested another suspect in connection with the sensational case. A person named Devendra, alias Kala was arrested by the Moga police from Haryana's Fatehabad district.
According to the police, the arrest was made after a tip-off from the two arrested accused during their interrogation. This is the third arrest made in the case from the Fatehabad district. Earlier, a joint team of Punjab Police and Fatehabad Police detained two youths — Pawan Bishnoi and Naseeb Khan — on June 2 from Bhirdana village.
The Punjab Police on May 31 made the first arrest in the case after they nabbed Manpreet Singh from Uttarakhand. The accused was said to be hiding among the pilgrims proceeding for the Hemkunth Sahib Yatra to a Gurudwara in the mountain. He was sent to 5-day police remand which will end today.
According to media reports, Devendra allegedly helped two suspected murderers -- Keshav and Charanjeet -- in Sidhu Moosewala's case by accommodating them in his house earlier last month.
Shubh Deep Singh Sidhu, best known by his stage name Sidhu Moosewala was on May 29 shot dead by unidentified assailants in broad daylight in the Mansa district of Punjab. At least 30-40 bullets were fired on Moosewala's car from all sides. Two of Sidhu's friends also got injured in the ambush.
The attack came a day after the security cover of Moosewala was revoked by the Punjab government. A gangster related to Lawrence Bishnoi's gang, Goldy Brar, claimed the responsibility for the murder. Brar, a close aide of Lawrence Bishnoi, in a Facebook post, claimed that he planned Moosewala's murder to avenge the death of one Vicky Middukhera.