Chandigarh, August 31: The investigating officer (IO) in Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala's case has been replaced and transferred with immediate effect. Earlier, Angrez Singh, SHO Mansa police station, was the investigating officer in the Sidhu Moosewala murder case. However, he has now been replaced by Gurlal Singh.
The decision comes in the wake of constant threats received by Angrez Singh from gangsters. Additional police force have been deployed at the Mana police station.
However, when asked, SSP Gaurav Tura described the transfer as routine transfer.
Under the leadership of investigating officer Angrez Singh, the Punjab Police had presented a 1,850-page chargesheet in the Moosewala murder case, which had the names of 24 murderers and 166 witnesses. Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar is the mastermind in Moosewala case.
Lawrence Bishnoi and Jaggu Bhagwanpuria were among other key gangsters who helped Goldy Brar in providing weapons and vehicles to the shooters for killing the singer.
Meanwhile, in a major breakthrough, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) arrested key accused Sachin Thapan and Anmol Bishnoi in Sidhu Moosewala murder case.
The Punjab Police traced the location of accused Sachin Thapan Bishnoi to Azerbaijan and arrested him while the location of another prime accused, Anmol Bishnoi, has been traced to Kenya.
As per sources, both accused fled India on fake passports before the murder of Sidhu Moosewala in Mansa on on May 29.
Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala was shot and killed in his vehicle on May 29 in Jahawarke village, Mansa district. The incident took place a day after his security was withdrawn by the Punjab police among 424 others.