INDIA: On Tuesday, the Punjab Police arrested one of the suspects in the Sidhu Moose Wala murder case in Dehradun. Manpreet Singh, a native of Punjab’s Dhaipei village, was apprehended, and five others in the Uttarakhand capital.
According to police sources, Manpreet provided logistical support to the assailants in the murder case by providing both cars used in the crime – a Corolla and a Bolero.
On Tuesday, Manpreet appeared before the Mansa court, which sentenced him to 5-day police remand.
Moose Wala was killed in Punjab’s Mansa district on Sunday. The 27-year-old singer, also a Congress leader, was assassinated a day after the state government reduced his security protection.
The Punjab Police also brought two gangsters from different jails on production warrants for questioning in connection with the killing, but they have not been formally arrested in the case. According to sources, the two gangsters were transferred from jails in Bathinda and Ferozepore.
According to intelligence sources, Manpreet has a history of connections with gangsters, despite having never been charged with a heinous crime. His village, Dhaipei, is near Burj Jawaharke, where Moose Wala was killed.
According to police, the two gangsters were apprehended based on intelligence reports that they were using phones and may have been associated with the Lawrence Bishnoi gang. Bishnoi and Goldy Brar have confessed to the murder.
Bishnoi was sentenced to five days in police custody in a previous case. The Delhi Police Special Cell will question him in the Moose Wala murder case.
With Manpreet’s arrest, the investigation into the case has accelerated. The Punjab Police had previously recovered the Balero jeep and the Corolla car from Bathinda.
Moose Wala was traveling in his Thar jeep with two friends when he was attacked by eight assailants in two Bolero jeeps and a Corolla car, according to police. Thirty rounds were fired at the singer from AK-94 and AK-47 assault rifles, four bullets striking him.
Meanwhile, the Punjab government-appointed ADGP Ishwar Singh to the position of Law and Order seven days after the previous ADGP, Naresh Kumar, was transferred.
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