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Sidhu Moosewala’s murder: Punjab Police makes first arrest from Uttarakhand

By Shefali Kohli -- May 31, 2022 8:20 pm -- Updated:May 31, 2022 8:36 pm

The Punjab Police has made its first arrest in Sidhu Moosewala’s murder case. The Punjab police arrested accused Manpreet Singh from Uttarakhand. After being produced in a Mansa Court, Manpreet Singh was sent to 5-day police remand.

According to the sources, Manpreet Singh, a known drug dealer has been sent to five days in police custody. He has also been arrested earlier for arms related crimes, attempt to murder, rioting, and unlawful gathering.

Sources also reported that Manpreet Singh, a resident of Faridkot in Punjab, was allegedly trying to hide among the pilgrims, who were on their way to Hemkund in Chamoli district, when police arrested him on Monday afternoon.

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Earlier, on Monday in a joint operation with the STF, Punjab, and Uttarakhand, the Punjab Police have detained six persons from Dehradun's Peliyon Police Chowki area in connection with Punjabi singer Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu Moosewala's murder.

According to sources, the Uttarakhand STF and the Punjab STF, in a joint operation with the Dehradun Police, detained six persons who allegedly helped in the killing of Sidhu Moosewala by cordoning off the Shimla bypass Naya Gaon outpost.

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All six detained persons are being questioned by the Punjab Police. Confirming the same, Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar said he had been told by the Uttarakhand STF that some of the detained people had been taken by the Punjab Police for questioning.

Sidhu Moosewala was shot dead in Punjab's Mansa district on May 29, Sunday.  He was transported to the hospital with several bullet injuries but was declared dead on arrival.

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The incident took place a day after his security was withdrawn by the Punjab police among 424 others. Notably, the singer had joined the Congress party last year in December ahead of the Assembly elections.

-PTC News

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