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Punjab CM visits Sidhu Moosewala’s village amid tight security; Tension prevails in the city

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Mansa: Days after killing Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann reached Mansa village and met the family members of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose wale. Earlier they were to reach at 8 am, but due to protests by the people of Sidhu’s village, there was some delay in this meeting. During this meeting, Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann told the victim’s family that his government was trying hard to nab the culprits and bring them to justice.

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CM reached Moosa village to express his condolences to the bereaved family. Heavy police security has been deployed outside the residence of Moosewala.

Protests had started since Friday morning for the arrival of Bhagwant Mann in the village. However, before the arrival of CM Bhagwant Mann, very tight security arrangements were made in the village. Villagers alleged that even relatives are not getting entry in the village due to CM’s visit. The police, however, managed to quell the protests.

A day after he was killed, CM Mann announced setting up a judicial commission headed by a sitting high court judge to probe his brutal killing

The ruling Aam Aadmi Party MLA Gurpreet Singh, who reached Moosewala’s house ahead of Mann’s visit, also faced protest. The protesters also raised slogans against the state government. “Our cars are being stopped from entering the village. Our relatives’ vehicles are not being allowed to enter,” a villager claimed. Senior officials of the administration and the police reached the spot of protest to calm down the situation. On Thursday, Punjab ministers Harpal Singh Cheema and Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal met the family of Moosewala in Mansa to condole the death of the singer.

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The 28-year-old Punjabi singer had fought the recent assembly election in Punjab on a Congress ticket from Mansa and was defeated by the AAP’s Vijay Singla. Moosewala was among the 424 people whose security was withdrawn or curtailed by the Punjab Police a day before his murder on a temporary basis. A day after he was killed, CM Mann announced setting up a judicial commission headed by a sitting high court judge to probe his brutal killing. Sidhu Moosewala’s cremation took place on his agricultural land and his body was taken on his favourite tractor.

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