Police gun down two Moose Wala killers

Wednesday 27th July 2022 07:20 EDT

Bhakna Kalan (Amritsar): Fifty-two days after the murder of singer-rapper Sidhu Moose Wala, a police team shot and killed two sharpshooters involved in the crime during a gunfight that raged for four-and-a-half hours at a village near Attari on the India-Pakistan border.
Three cops involved in the operation to trace Jagroop Singh Rupa and Manpreet Singh, alias Manu Kusa, were wounded in the exchange of fire along with an unnamed reporter, the police said. They are all out of danger. Multiple police teams had been trailing the two gangsters, additional DGP and anti-gangster task force chief Promod Ban said. The gunfight started after the cornered gangsters hid in an abandoned building at Bhakna Kalan village in Amritsar district.

A team from the rural police cordoned off the area while the anti-gangster task force and a police contingent battled the fugitive duo. Jagroop and Manpreet continued firing at the advancing cops until both were fatally shot in retaliation, the ADGP said.

An AK-47 rifle, a pistol and ammunition were found at the slain duo's hiding place along with a large bag containing paraphernalia that is being examined by forensic experts.

The ADGP said a total of 21 people had been arrested so far for Moose Wala's murder. Manpreet is believed to have fired the first shot at Moose Wala on May 29.

comments powered by Disqus

to the free, weekly Asian Voice email newsletter