Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala shot lifeless in Mansa village a day after safety cowl curtailed : The Tribune India

Tribune Information Service

Chandigarh, Could 29

Well-known Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala was shot lifeless by unidentified assailants in Mansa district, a day after the state authorities withdrew his safety cowl. He was on the wheel in Mahindra Thar SUV when the assailants, believed to be 10-12, fired greater than 20 rounds at point-blank vary on the singer and his two pals, who obtained grievous accidents.  

Deputy Superintendent of Police (Mansa) Gobinder Singh mentioned a number of bullets hit Moosewala, 27, who was in his jeep at Jawahar Ke village when he was attacked. Mansa civil surgeon Dr Ranjeet Rai instructed reporters that Moosewala was introduced lifeless on the civil hospital.

Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu Moose Wala, aka Sidhu Moosewala, had contested the 2022 Punjab Meeting election on a Congress ticket from Mansa constituency and had misplaced his debut ballot to AAP’s Dr Vijay Singla. Apparently, Dr Singla was not too long ago sacked from the Punjab Cupboard on corruption prices.

The incident occurred a day after Punjab Police ordered the withdrawal of safety of greater than 420 individuals, together with former legislators, Jathedars of two Takhts, heads of deras and cops. Two of his 4 gunmen have been withdrawn with the brand new authorities order. Moosewala was with out safety when the crime occurred.

Additionally he was travelling in a automobile that was not bullet proof. Usually, he used his bullet-proof Toyota Fortuner for commuting, police mentioned.

Abandoning his celebrated tag of a prime Punjabi rap singer with followers throughout the globe, Moosewala, belonging to native Moosa village, didn’t thoughts in singing couplets of his songs and posing for numerous selfies with the citizens, largely first-timers, throughout his campaigning.

With property of Rs 7.87 crore as per his nomination affidavit, the singer-turned-politician, who beloved to experience on an open jeep, was dealing with 4 felony circumstances, together with two for obscene scenes.

Controversies weren’t new to Moosewala. He created stir by allegedly misusing the identify of 18th century Sikh warrior Mai Bhago in his observe with panthic our bodies demanding his arrest for hurting Sikh sentiments. He later apologised.

Moosewala, who was dealing with prices of selling violence and gun tradition in his tune ‘Sanju’, had joined the Congress on December 3, 2021.

Moosewala, who created a distinct segment for himself along with his distinctive rapping type, was identified for hit tracks like ‘Legend’, ‘Satan’, ‘Simply hear’, ‘Jatt da Muqabala’ and ‘Hathyar’, amongst many others. A lot of his songs featured within the Billboard Canadian Sizzling 100 charts.

He performed the protagonist in Punjabi movie ‘Moosa Jatt’. His one other movie ‘Sure I Am A Pupil’ was a narrative that sheds gentle on the hardship of worldwide college students however evokes them to by no means lose hope.

“I’m not coming into politics for standing or to earn reward. I wish to change into part of the system to rework it. I’m becoming a member of the Congress to boost the voice of the individuals. I’m becoming a member of the Congress because the social gathering has leaders who’ve come from widespread households,” Moosewala, who went to Canada in 2016 as a world pupil, had mentioned on the day he joined politics. With IANS and PTI inputs

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