New Delhi: On Monday, The Delhi Police said it arrested two main shooters involved in the killing of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala. The shooters have been identified as Priyavrat Fauji (26) and Kashish (24).
A Senior Delhi police official from the Special Cell said, “Two main shooters including a module head of shooters arrested, a large number of arms & explosives recovered.” A large number of arms & explosives including 8 grenades, 3 pistols and around 50 bullets recovered from the possession of the three persons including two main shooters arrested in the Sidhu Moose Wala murder case, he added.
The official futher added, “Six shooters were identified. Two modules of shooters who were in touch with Goldy Brar were involved in this incident. Manpreet Manu fired at Sidhu Moose Wala. All 6 shooters fired multiple rounds of bullets.”
Haryana-based Fauji, 26-year-old, was earlier a member of the Ramkaran gang and worked as a sharpshooter. He reportedly led the team of shooters involved in Moosewala’s murder and was in direct contact with Brar. Fauji was previously involved in two murder cases and faced arrested in 2015. The other person arrested has been identified as 24-year-old Kashish, alias Kuldeep, a resident of Jhajjar in Haryana, they said, adding that he could also be seen in CCTV footage of petrol pump in Fatehgarh. He was wanted in a 2021 murder case in Jhajjhar.
The third arrested accused Keshav Kumar (29) was a facilitator who received the shooters in a four-wheeler just after the shootout and also accompanied the shooters till Mansa on the day of the incident; during reconnaissance and previous attempts. Kumar was arrested in a murder case at Bathinda, Punjab in 2020 and was also suspected to be involved in various cases of extortion in Punjab. On May 29, singer-politician Sidhu Moose Wala was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Punjab’s Mansa district. Sidhu Moose Wala was shot dead a day after the state government curtailed his security cover.