Sidhu Moosewala murder case: Main shooter Deepak Mundi, two others sent to 6-day police remand

The arrests were made near the West Bengal-Nepal border



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By ANI

Published: Sun 11 Sep 2022, 11:57 AM

The Mansa Court in Punjab on Sunday sent the main shooter of the Sidhu Moosewala murder case, Deepak Mundi, along and his two associates, to six-day police remand.

The chief accused, Deepak Mundi, along with his two associates Kapil Pandit and Rajinder were arrested by Nepal Police on Saturday.

The arrests were made near the West Bengal-Nepal border.

"All three will be kept in the CIA police station in Mansa," said the police.

According to Gaurav Yadav, DGP Punjab Police, Deepak who was the shooter in the incident, was provided logistical support by the remaining two persons who were arrested along with him.

"Deepak, Kapil Pandit and Rajinder were arrested today by the Anti-Gangster Task Force team at the WB-Nepal border in the culmination of an intelligence-based operation. Deepak was the shooter in the Bolero module, Kapil Pandit and Rajinder provided logistical support including weapons and hideouts," the DGP said.

Sidhu Moosewala was shot dead by assailants in Jawaharke village of Punjab's Mansa district on May 29. The incident took place a day after his security was withdrawn by the Punjab Police.

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Earlier this month, India confirmed that two suspects, one from Kenya and one from Azerbaijan, have been arrested in connection with the murder of Punjabi singer, Sidhu Moosewala and the country is in close touch with the local authorities.

Police in Mansa district of Punjab have filed a charge sheet against 34 people in the Sidhu Moosewala murder case, of which eight are yet to be arrested, an official had earlier said.

Punjab police, earlier, claimed in their filed petition that Lawrence Bishnoi is a key conspirator of singer Sidhu Moosewala. Punjab Police further submitted that during the investigation of the Sidhu Moosewala murder case, the confessional statements of the arrested accused were recorded wherein it was clearly pointed out that Lawrence Bishnoi had tasked the co-accused to carry out the planned killing of Sidhu Moosewala.

Last month, Haryana Police arrested four persons associated with the Lawrence Bishnoi and Goldy Brar gang and recovered a large number of arms and ammunition from their possession in the Mahesh Nagar police station area of the district, said Ambala Superintendent of Police.

According to the petition filed by Punjab Police in the city court, Lawrence Bishnoi is a key conspirator of singer Sidhu Moosewala. While a Punjab government release said that gangster Goldy Brar had claimed responsibility for Sidhu Moosewala's murder on behalf of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang.


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