New Delhi: The family members of Sidhu Moosewala on Monday denied the autopsy of the body of the singer-turned-politician who was shot dead on Sunday owing to suspected gang rivalry. A meeting was held between the district administration and family members at his house in Musa village. Besides, Punjab Congress president Amarinder Singh Raja Warring and former deputy chief minister of Punjab Sukhjinder Randhwara were also present.
The family members have asked for NIA probe into the murder and action against the officials who leaked the list of those who were stripped of security cover, with Sidhu being one of them. The victim’s father has written a letter to Punjab’s CM Bhagwant Mann demanding an inquiry by a sitting judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
According to his family members, the update of Sidhu’s security being withdrawn played a major role in the murder of the singer-turned-politician. Mansa SSP Gaurav Toora informed that Sidhu did not take his bullet-proof car and gunmen when he was driving the car, which made him fall prey to the rival gang, resulting in his death.
An FIR has been filed by Sidhu’s father Balkour Singh stating that the late singer was receiving threat calls from the Lawrence Bishnoi gang. The FIR has been registered under sections 302, 307, and 341 of the Indian Penal Code and sections 25 and 27 of the Arms Act at City-1 at Mansa Police Station.
A CCTV footage has been released which shows how two cars were trailing Sidhu’s car just before he was shot dead.
Bhagwant Mann’s office issued a statement where the CM is taking minute-to-minute updates on Sidhu’s murder case and will be holding a meeting with senior police officials today. “Prompt action should be taken to catch the culprits as soon as possible,” it said.