According to an official, two Sidhu Moose Wala murderers were killed down following a violent exchange of fire with Punjab Police near Amritsar on Wednesday.
The criminals slain were identified as Jagroop Singh Roopa and Manpreet Singh, and an AK47 and handgun were found following the shootout. Three police officers and a journalist were also injured in the clash that occurred this afternoon. The forensic team arrived at the scene to conduct additional investigation.
“Heavy exchange of fire took place today, two gangsters involved in Sidhu Moosewala case namely Jagroop Singh Roopa and Manpreet Singh were killed. We have recovered an AK47 and a pistol. 3 police officials have also suffered minor injuries,” said Punjab ADGP Promod Ban while speaking to the media.
The official said that the police were keeping a track of the accused in the murder case of the Punjabi singer.
Following the movement in the area, the police acted upon it.
“We were keeping track of the accused in the Sidhu Moose Wala murder case and our task force saw some movement in this area. We acted upon it. Our forensic team is at the spot for further investigation,” said the ADGP who is also the head of the Anti-Gangster Task Force.
Meanwhile, the Punjab Police tweeted, “#SidhuMoosewala murder: #AGTF ADGP Promod Ban confirms the operation concluded successfully as both Manpreet Mannu & Jagroop Roopa, who killed #Moosewala were neutralized in a heavy exchange of fire. #Police also recovered an AK-47 along with heavy ammunition from the spot.”