Moosewala murder: Sixth shooter, associates arrested

Friday 16th September 2022 02:59 EDT

Chandigarh: In a major breakthrough, Punjab police, in a joint operation with central agencies and Delhi Police, have arrested Deepak alias Mundi, sixth shooter in Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala's murder case, along with his two associates.

The two others arrested along with Mundi are Kapil Pandit and Rajinder alias Joker. DGP Gaurav Yadav said Mundi along with two associates was caught from near Nepal border in West Bengal. Mundi was the shooter in Bolero module, while Kapil Pandit and Rajinder provided logistical support, including weapons and hideouts.

A team of Anti-Gangster Task Force arrived at the Chandigarh International Airport in Mohali with Mundi, and his two accomplices. Mundi who was arrested 104 days after Moosewala's killing is being brought to Mohali by air.

Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, popularly known as Sidhu Moosewala, was shot dead in Punjab’s Mansa district on May 29, a day after the state police had pruned his security cover on a temporary basis. He, along with his friend and cousin, was driving to Jawahar Ke village in Mansa when six shooters waylaid his vehicle and sprayed bullets into him.

After the killing, Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar, who is a member of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang, had claimed responsibility for the murder.

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