The move to restore the security covers comes four days after singer-politician Sidhu Moosewala was shot dead a day after this security cover was removed.
New Delhi: Days after drawing flak from the opposition for removing security cover of 424 VIPs, the Punjab government on Thursday said it will restore the security cover of all the VIPs from June 7. This comes four days after singer-politician Sidhu Moosewala was shot dead a day after this security cover was removed.
According to reports, Moosewala was driving the vehicle, a Mahindra Thar SUV, when the assailants fired at him. The attackers fired multiple rounds of bullets on the vehicles by intercepting the singer. The law enforcement agency had taken the car to the Mansa Police Station to carry out further investigation.
According to the reports, more than 30 rounds of bullets were fired to kill the 28-year-old singer whose security was trimmed a day before the attack. Even after firing several rounds of bullets, the attackers checked whether Moosewala was dead or not. The police had reportedly found a pistol in Moosewala’s vehicle too.
Moosewala was cremated on Tuesday when thousands flooded the cremation ground to pay their last respects to the singer-politician. Hours later, the Punjab Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested one of the culprits behind the murder.
The arrested was identified as Manpreet Singh Bhau who was arrested from Uttarakhand. Bhau was produced before a court in Mansa on Tuesday and sent to five days’ police remand.
Meanwhile, Delhi-based gangster Neeraj Bawana’s gang members have vowed to take revenge and launch a retaliatory attack. In a Facebook story doing rounds on social media, his gang vowed to deliver results in just two days. The message was clear and uploaded by a Facebook profile named Neeraj Bawana Delhi NCR. “Jai Baba ki. Got the tragic news. Sidhu Moosewala was our brother from heart. WIll deliver results in 2 days,” read the FB post.