Sidhu Moosewala murder: Punjab HC seeks detailed report from govt on security removal order

31 May, 2022 | Vaishali Sharma

The Punjab government, led by the AAP, has been chastised for removing Moose Wala's protection.

The Punjab High Court sent a notice to the state government on Monday, asking a comprehensive report on the number of persons whose protection was lowered or removed, as well as the rationale for the action, amid outcry over the assassination of Punjabi artist and Congress politician Sidhu Moose Wala.

Sidhu Moose Wala was shot dead in the Mansa district of Punjab yesterday evening, a day after Punjab Police curtailed the security cover of 420 people including him. “Court has issued notice to Punjab govt asking for a detailed report on the number of people whose security was taken and reason for which their security was curtailed. Reply has to be filed by Punjab government on June 2,” Satya Pal Jain, Additional Solicitor General of India told ANI.

He added, “It is the prerogative of the state to increase or decrease security, but it is a sensitive matter. When you decrease security, it should not come into public space.”

The Punjab government, led by the AAP, has been chastised for removing Moose Wala’s protection.

On Monday, the Punjab government wrote to Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice Sanjiv Berry, seeking that he undertake an investigation into the murder of Sidhu Moose Wala by a serving judge of the High Court.

According to STF sources, Punjab Police nabbed six persons in Dehradun’s Peliyon Police Chowki area earlier today in connection with the death of Punjabi artist Sidhu Moose Wala.

By cordoning off the Shimla bypass Naya Gaon outpost, the Uttarakhand STF and Punjab STF, in collaboration with Dehradun Police, have captured six persons who assisted in the assassination of Sidhu Moose Wala.

In a Facebook post on Sunday evening, Canadian criminal Goldy Brar claimed responsibility for Moose Wala’s murder. Goldy Brar is a close ally of gang leader Lawrence Bishnoi, who is also suspected of murdering the singer.

Meanwhile, Punjab Police have connected the murder to an inter-gang feud in their preliminary inquiry.

After Sidhu Moose Wala was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Jawaharke village in Mansa district, Punjab Police filed a FIR against unknown persons. The FIR was filed at City-1 at Mansa Police Station under sections 302, 307, and 341 of the Indian Penal Code, as well as sections 25 and 27 of the Arms Act.