Sidhu Moosewala Murder: 2 Suspected Killers Gunned Down After Intense Shootout In Punjab

Sidhu Moosewala Murder: Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, popularly known by his stage name Sidhu Moosewala, was shot dead outside his ancestral village in Punjab's Mansa district on May 29.

By Aalok Sensharma
Updated: Wed, 20 Jul 2022 06:02 PM IST
Minute Read
Sidhu Moosewala Murder: 2 Suspected Killers Gunned Down After Intense Shootout In Punjab
ANI Images

In a major police crackdown on Wednesday, two gangsters involved in the killing of famed Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala were reportedly shot dead by Punjab Police on the outskirts of Amritsar close to the India-Pakistan border after trapping them inside a farmhouse.

The two slain gangsters have been identified as Jagroop Singh Roopa and Manpreet Singh alias Mannu Kusa, belonging to the Jaggu Bhaganpuria gang, which provided shooters to jailed gangster Lawrence Bishnoi for Moosewala's murder. According to the Punjab Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), an AK-47 and a pistol have been recovered from the slain gangsters.

"Heavy exchange of fire took place today, 2 gangsters involved in Sidhu Moose Wala case namely Jagroop Singh Roopa & Manpreet Singh killed. We have recovered an AK47 and a pistol. 3 police officials have also suffered minor injuries", Punjab ADGP Promod Ban said. 

A team of the Anti-Gangster Task Force of the Punjab Police reached the spot in the morning, said officials while adding that the area has been cordoned off. According to a report by Dainik Jagran, three police officials have been injured in the encounter.

"Operation is still ongoing. Nothing yet is clear about the accused persons, whether they are gangsters or militants," news agency ANI quoted station house officer (SHO) Sukhbir Singh as saying.

Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, also known as Sidhu Moosewala, was shot dead outside his ancestral village in Punjab's Mansa district on May 29, a day after his security was withdrawn by Bhagwant Mann-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in the state.

Till now the police have arrested several accused, who were related to the singer's murder. Last week, the police arrested two more accused, identified as Ankit Sersa and Sachin Chaudhary, in connection with the case.

The Punjab Police has assured Moosewala's family of a fair and speedy investigation into his murder, believing that Bishnoi is the "mastermind" in the case. It had earlier been said that the gangster has also confessed that he was the "mastermind" of Moosewala's murder.

"He (Lawrence Bishnoi) has admitted that he was the mastermind (in Moosewala's killing)," Punjab's Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Pramod Ban was quoted as saying by news agency PTI. "The plan to carry out the killing was being hatched since August last year. According to our information, recce was done thrice. In January too, a different group of shooters had come to kill Moosewala but could not do so."

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.