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Sidhu Moosewala murder case: Two main shooters including gang module head arrested


NEW DELHI: In a major breakthrough, the Special Cell of Delhi Police on June 20 arrested two main shooters including a module head who were involved in the killing of Punjabi singer Shubhdeep Singh, popularly known as Sidhu Moosewala. A third person who facilitated the murder too was arrested. The police have also recovered a huge number of arms and explosives.

"Of the two shooters, one is the head of the module," a senior Delhi Police official said in a briefing. The accused were identified as Priyavrat alias Fauji (26), a resident of Sonipat in Haryana, and Kashish alias Kuldeep (24).

Senior official said that the accused Priyavrat, who was the head of 'Bolero Module' of the gangsters, led the team of shooters and was in direct touch with Goldy Brar at the time of the incident. "Priyavrat was the main shooter and executioner of the murder and can be seen in CCTV footage from a petrol pump at Fatehgarh before the incident," the official said.

The accused Priyavrat was arrested in 2015 in connection to a Sonipat murder case. He is wanted in another case --- a 2021 Sonipat murder.

Kuldeep, the second accused shooter, was also seen in the CCTV footage.

The third arrestee was identified as Keshav Kumar (29), a resident of Bhatinda, Punjab. "The accused Keshav acted as a facilitator and received the shooters just after the shootout in an Alto car," said the official. Keshav accompanied the shooters till Mansa on the day of the incident, during reconnaissance of the murder site, and also during previous attempts.

Moosewala, 28, one of the most famous Punjabi language singers of the current times, was shot dead on May 29 while he was travelling in a car through Jawaharke village of Mansa district in Punjab. Around 8 assailants fired over 30 shots at him.

Sidhu was found soaked in blood on the driving seat of his Mahindra Thar SUV while two more occupants in the car, Sidhu's friends, Gurwinder Singh and Gurpreet Singh, also received bullet injuries, but they survived.