Sidhu Moose Wala murder case: Police held two chief sharpshooters

20 June, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

Police detained three people on Monday, including two of the key shooters in the death of Sidhu Moose Wala.

In a huge breakthrough, Delhi Police detained three people on Monday, including two of the key shooters in the death of famous Punjabi musician Sidhu Moose Wala.

Delhi Police Special Cell also seized a stockpile of guns and explosives, including three pistols with 50 rounds.

According to information, the Police suspects include Priyavrat (26) who was the module leader and was in direct contact with Canada-based Goldy Brar at the time of the occurrence and headed the team.

Privarat had already been engaged in two murder cases: he was arrested in 2015 in a Sonipat murder case and is wanted in another Sonipat murder case in 2021.

Before the murder, he was spotted on CCTV at a gas pump in Fatehgarh.

The second person detained has been identified as Kashish (24) who is also a designated shooter and was identified via CCTV video at a gas pump in Fatehgarh. In 2021, he was a wanted defendant in the Jhajjhar case in Haryana.

The third detained suspect, Keshav Kumar (29) was a facilitator who met the gunmen on a four-wheeler shortly after the shooting and accompanied them to Mansa on the day of the event; during reconnaissance and earlier attempts.

Kumar was arrested in 2020 in a murder case in Bathinda, Punjab, and was also accused of being engaged in several extortion crimes in Punjab.

Goldy Brar, a Canadian criminal, claimed responsibility for Moose Wala’s death in a Facebook post. Goldy Brar is a close associate of gang leader Lawrence Bishnoi, who is the primary suspect in the murder of the Punjabi musician.

Earlier on May 29, unidentified attackers shot and killed Sidhu Moose Wala in Jawaharke village in Punjab’s Mansa district.

The incident occurred a day after Punjab police removed his protection, along with 424 others. Notably, the musician joined the Congress party in December of last year, ahead of the Assembly elections.