The controversial murder of Punjabi Singer and Punjab Congress politician, Shubhdeep Singh Siddhu just a day after the state government took away his security, gave a rise to numerous questions regarding the protection of VIPs in the country. Along with the deceased security, the Punjab Police withdrew the security of 424 people which include current and retired juries, religious leaders, and police officers, bringing forth cruel criticism. The opposition took a huge gid on the AAP government, alleging them for the law breakdown and order violation in the state.
Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal, president of Shiromani Akali Dal didn’t lose a chance to comment on the state government’s poor jurisdiction in light of the situation. He said, “This is an extremely critical hour, requiring all of us to exercise restraint and statesmanship. On his part, the Chief Minister must reflect deeply on why Punjab under him has drifted into anarchy with the total breakdown of law and order. The CM also must honestly think if the cheaply populist decision to withdraw Siddhu Moosewala’s security is directly responsible for the tragedy.” “After all, he faced a tangible threat to life. This is no time for political scoring but someone must take responsibility for the situation,” he continued.
How The Event Took Place?
Mr. V.K. Bhawra, director-general of Police stated that it was an inter-gang rivalry that resulted in singer Siddhu Moosewala’s death. The incident took place on the 29th of May at around 5:30 in the evening in Mansa district of Punjab. Siddhu Moosewala was blocked and shot dead while driving in a Mahindra Thar with two of his known accompanying him.
Several rounds were fired by 3 different types of weapons, according to the pieces of evidence found at the site of the crime. He was brought dead when rushed to the hospital for treatment. A special investigation team has been assigned to dive deep into Moosewala’s case.
Early Life Of Siddhu Moosewala
Siddhu Moosewala was a rising pop sensation and was solely made at a very young age. He was often caught in controversies for his blunt remarks and comments over fellow singers and politics in his songs. He did have a few police cases registered under his name. Out of many cases, he was called upon under the Indian Arms Act for firing an AK-47 assault rifle at a shooting range during the lockdown. He was also booked for promoting gun culture and violence frequently in his songs.
Amidst several police cases, Moosewala was loved by his people and he never let them down by speaking for the rights of his people. He swore on making a clean environment for his people, especially for the youth of Punjab. He was often termed as a man of Golden Heart who was not only self-made but also gave opportunities to other struggling artists in the industry.
Singer Siddhu Moosewala usually composed and wrote all of his songs by himself. His hard work made way for his songs to Top-5 in the UK charts in the past year. Moosewala’s fast success without any external helping hand not only gained him a lot of admirers but a bulk of rivals, constantly plotting against him. He used to now and then mention the rivalries in his songs. Moosewala was praiseworthy and his music made him famous not only in the nation but across the globe.
People Behind The Death
Hours after Siddhu Moosewala was shot dead, Goldy Brar, a Canada-based gangster took upon the responsibility for the controversial murder of the former. He admitted it via a Facebook post. Brar has been suspected to be in close association with Lawrence Bishnoi after he admitted to plotting against the deceased singer. According to the trusted sources, Lawrence Bishnoi, a 29 years old gangster, who has been jailed for various murder and extortion cases booked under his name, has planned the murder of Moosewala along with his companions in the high-security jail itself. Satinder Singh aka Goldy Brar has been an active member of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang. He has been suspected to be involved in an extortion racket that is being run in the state and is also alleged to be involved in Gurlal Pehlwan’s murder, a Youth Congress Leader. He is a local of Faridkot district in Punjab.
The Lawrence Bishnoi gang has a loyal group of around 700 men, along with versatile sharpshooters. Bishnoi started building his gang during his time in college where he started as a student leader. Later he joined a student organization at Panjab University. His gang mostly involved sportspersons and boys who have a family with a police background. Since then he has committed a series of crimes which included thefts and extortion. His name caught the nation’s attention when one of his disciples, Sampat Nehra was caught by the police. Sampat Nehra claimed that he was ordered by Bishnoi to kill the Bollywood actor Salman Khan for hunting blackbucks during the shooting of his film “Hum Saath Saath Hain”.
Lawrence shares his roots with a community that considers animals sacred beings. Bishnoi has been operating an extortion racket from the jail cell itself. This gives rise to numerous questions regarding the government’s administration regarding security and law and order in the state. The Delhi Police Special Cell is constantly conducting interrogations and investigations. A few have been arrested lately for the Moosewala Murder throughout the investigation. According to the sources, there has been a connection between Bishnoi and three sharpshooters of the Jitendra Gogi gang who have been arrested and interrogated.
Few Final Words
The investigation is still being carried out. This high-profile murder case has not only made higher authorities question their safeguards but also the increasing gun culture in Punjab which has become a prestige symbol among the youth. The main culprit is yet to be found and punished.
Shubhdeep Singh Siddhu was a talented youth of the nation, and what happened to him could happen to anyone. The government instead of taking action against the issue is busy taking a dig at the opposition concerning improving their political image. Was it a planned murder or a gang feud? A lot has to be answered yet.