Mansa: Eight people have been arrested so far for the murder of Punjabi singer and Congress leader Sidhu Moose Wala, police said on Tuesday. They have been detained in connection with providing logistical support for the killing of the singer.
Moose Wala was driving his Mahindra Thar SUV when unidentified assailants rained bullets on his car in Mansa district on May 29, which led to the killing of Moose Wala. His neighbour, Gurwinder Singh, and cousin Gurpreet Singh, who were accompanied by Moose Wala in the vehicle, got severe injuries in the firing process.
Kekda, who belongs to Kalanwali village in Sirsa district, was arrested on Monday. He was on the radar for giving a report regarding Moose Wala’s movement to the shooters who killed him.
On Sunday evening, Davinder alias Kala was nabbed from Fatehabad, taking the number of people held in the case from Haryana so far to four, the sources said. Two suspects involved in the killing had allegedly stayed with Davinder.
Punjab Police nabbed two other suspects on June 3 from Fatehabad and their roles in Moose Wala’s murder were being probed. Meanwhile, eight sharp shooters have been identified by the police. The sources said they hail from different states, including Punjab, Haryana, and Maharashtra.
Punjab Police on May 31 made the first arrest in this case. Manpreet Singh, who was arrested from Uttarakhand, was accused of providing logistical support to the assailants. Police are still searching for details on the other culprits in the case.