Sidhu Moose Wala’s father surrounded by security, then bullets rained: Cops

30 May, 2022 | Riya Girdhar

According to the DGP, gang rivalry exists; a member of the Bishnoi gang based in Canada claims responsibility.

Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu Moosewala, a Congress lawmaker and prominent Punjabi musician, was shot dead near Mansa on Sunday, just days after the Punjab government decreased his security cover, as well as that of many others.

Moosewala, 28, was shot while driving his SUV with two others in hamlet Jhawahar Ke in Mansa district, police said, and was declared dead at the Mansa Civil Hospital.

“Moosewala left his house in Moosa village about 4.30 pm,” Punjab Director General of Police Viresh Kumar Bhawra said.

When Sidhu Moose Wala’s killers showered gunfire on the 28-year-old musician and his two pals, his father was following him in a car with two armed personnel.

Several gangsters threatened the 28-year-old singer’s father over the phone, according to the singer’s father’s complaint.

The Lawrence Bishnoi gang, which has claimed responsibility for the attack, was among them.

The musician went in a bulletproof SUV due to the threats. Moose Wala’s security protection used to be four armed security guards, however that was reduced to two armed guards in the Punjab government’s most recent security assessment exercise.

The downsizing has generated a political firestorm, with opposition parties accusing the Bhagwant Mann administration of putting VIPs’ lives in jeopardy.

A special investigative team has been created by Punjab Police to look into the event.