A tiny clue found in the vehicle used in the crime has helped the Punjab Police unravel the events leading up to the murder of singer Sidhu Musewala. With this, the police have arrested 10 people, including the main conspirator, gangster Lawrence Bishnoi. Four shooters involved in this crime have also been identified by the police. Sidhu Musewala, who had left his house on May 29 at around 5 pm along with two persons – Gurvinder Singh (neighbor) and Gurpreet Singh (cousin), was shot dead by some unidentified persons. At that time Musewala was driving his Mahindra Thar vehicle.Acting immediately, Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) under the supervision of ADGP Anti-Gangster Task Force (AGTF) to put the killers of Musewala behind bars.The ADGP said that along with Lawrence Bishnoi, Goldie Brar and other gang members, accused and conspirator have been named in the Sidhu Musewala murder case.He said that ADTF and SIT are working closely with central agencies and police of other states and at the earliest, the suspected shooters and others involved in the murder would be arrested.
Layers of such an open incidentOne of the key clues was the recovery of a fuel receipt (dated May 25, 2022) of a petrol pump in Fatehabad in a Bolero car, which was used in the crime. Later this Bolero car was abandoned near Khyala village, about 13 km away. AGTF ADGP said that a police team was immediately sent to Fatehabad petrol station to collect CCTV footage on the same day. He said that the police teams have identified one person who was probably the shooter from the CCTV footage obtained. Later it was identified as Priyavrata of Sonepat.CCTV footage of the Bolero’s route before and after filling the diesel at the petrol pump was also obtained. Similarly, based on the engine number and chassis number of the Bolero, its owner was also traced.
He further said that the police have recovered all the vehicles involved in the crime including Mahindra Bolero, Toyota Corolla and white Alto car. The Toyota Corolla, which was damaged during the incident, was snatched by the assailants while running towards Khar Barnala village on the strength of a white Alto car. This white Alto car was also recovered on May 30 at 3.30 pm from a deserted place near Dharamkot in Moga district. With this the escape route of the accused was identified through CCTV.
This was the role of those arrestedApart from the arrest of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, who was brought from Tihar Jail Delhi on production warrant, nine others in the murder case – Charanjit Singh alias Chetan of Baliram Nagar in Bathinda, Sandeep Singh alias Kekra of Sirsa (Haryana), Talwandi of Bathinda Manpreet Singh alias Manna of Sabo, Manpreet Bhau of Dhaipai of Faridkot, Saraj Mintoo of Dode Kalsia village of Amritsar, Prabhdeep Sidhu alias Pabbi of Takht-mal, Haryana, Monu Dagar of Rewli village of Sonepat,Pawan Bishnoi and Naseeb, residents of Fatehabad, has been arrested. All of them have been arrested on charges of conspiracy, providing logistic support, conducting recce and sheltering shooters.
The ADGP said that the registration number of the Corolla car was found to be genuine and the owner was also identified. But the person in whose name the purchase affidavit was recovered was not the original owner but had given his Aadhar card to Manpreet Manna. This gangster linked to Goldie Brar is lodged in Ferozepur Jail. He said Manpreet Bhau, who was arrested on May 30 from Chamoli in Uttarakhand on suspicion of using a Corolla car, told during interrogation that he had arrested two suspected shooters, Mun Kush of Moga and Jagroop of Amritsar, on the instructions of Manpreet Manna. Singh alias Roopa. He also revealed that the shooters were provided by Saraj Mintoo, who is close to Goldie Brar and Sachin Thapan and is believed to be part of the group of shooters.
Prabhdeep Sidhu alias Pabbi, who was arrested on June 3, revealed during interrogation that he had given shelter to Goldie Brar, two associates, who had also helped him in recceing Sidhu Musewala’s house. Pabbi also revealed that he himself went to Musewala’s house and inquired about the security arrangements and the condition of the cameras etc.
The ADGP further said that on the basis of inputs received from reliable sources, Goldie Brar and Monu Dagar, a close aide of Laurence Bishnoi, were taken on production warrant. During interrogation, he admitted that he had made arrangements for two shooters Priyavart and Ankit, residents of Sonipat, on the instructions of Goldie Brar. He also revealed that both Fatehabad residents Pawan Bishnoi and Naseeb had arranged for a white Bolero jeep from Sadur town and later handed it over to the shooters through a person named Keshav from Bathinda. Dagar had also helped these shooters to hide.
Sandeep Kekra, who was arrested on June 6, revealed during interrogation that Bittu, his brother Kaliyanwali, along with Nikku of Takht Mal in Sirsa, had conducted a recce of Moosewala’s house. She also told that on May 29, her brother Bittu asked her to accompany Nikku on a motorcycle to Musewala’s house as his fan. He also admitted that he took selfie with Moosewala from Nikku’s mobile phone and later on video calling Sachin Thapan from Moosewala’s house? Giving full details of the exit, it was told that Moosewala is in the driver’s seat of a black colored Thar jeep and there is no security guard with him.
The ADGP said that in the investigation so far it has become clear that all the arrested accused were acting on the behest of Lawrence Bishnoi and Goldie Brar, Sachin Thapan, Anmol Bishnoi and Vikram Brar (currently in Dubai) hiding in Canada. . After the incident, these gangsters openly took responsibility for the murder through their Facebook page.