Days after the Punjab government reduced his security cover, Congress leader and popular Punjabi singer Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu Moosewala was shot dead near Mansa on Sunday. Indian singer-rapper from Punjabi, Siddhu Mossewala had brought out an album before dying, in which death was mentioned as if he was aware of his death near. A few days back, he had received threats from abroad. The Punjabi singer knew that there was going to be a big attack on him.
Police said Moosewala, 28, was shot at while he was driving his SUV in village Jhawahar Ke in Mansa district with two others, and was declared brought dead at the Mansa Civil Hospital.
Sidhu was allegedly known for promoting gun culture through his songs. It is said that about 20 rounds were fired at the popular singer-rapper at point-blank range. The tragic incident happened a day after the government curtailed his security. Sidhu was just two weeks away from turning 29. His rap style and songs were quite popular across the country. Apart from popular hit songs, Sidhu’s name also has a few controversies attached.
In May 2020, Sidhu Moose Wala’s videos went viral. One included him firing AK 47 and another featured him with a personal pistol alongside five policemen. The police booked him for offenses under the Disaster Management and Arms Act. He evaded arrest and was granted bail. Sidhu was previously booked for promoting gun culture through his son Panj Golian. He had also been booked for allegedly promoting violence through his song ”Sanju”.
Moose Wala’s SUV was sprayed with bullets and he was found slumped on his seat and bleeding heavily. He was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. Punjab police said that the attack seemed to be due to a gang war. Police also said that a Canada-based gangster has claimed responsibility for the attack. Canada-based gangster Goldi Brar, a close aide of the Lawren Bishnoi gang takes the responsibility of killing Sidhu. Lucky a member of the gang took the responsibility.
This murder appeared to be in retaliation for Middukhera’s murder, the top police officer said. A special investigation team has also been appointed by the Punjab police to probe the incident.
The singer had joined Congress in December last year. In the 2022 Punjab Assembly elections, Sidhu Moose Wala had contested from Mansa on a Congress ticket. He was defeated by Aam Aadmi Party’s Dr. Vijay Singla.