Chandigarh: Two gangsters involved in the murder case of singer Sidhu Moose Wala have been killed in an encounter with Punjab police on Wednesday.
The encounter with gangsters, Jagroop Singh Roopa & Manpreet Singh, took place for nearly four hours at Bhakna village near Amritsar.
The Punjab police have confirmed to newswire ANI that they have recovered an AK47 & a pistol. Three police officials have sustained bullet injuries during the encounter.
The sources quoted by ANI stated that the area had been cordoned off and that everyone should remain inside.
#WATCH | Punjab: Encounter underway between police & gangsters at Cheecha Bhakna village of Amritsar district in Punjab. Gunshots heard in the background.
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— ANI (@ANI) July 20, 2022
On July 18, the Punjab and Haryana High Court denied anticipatory bail to Slain singer-politician Sidhu Moose Wala’s manager, Shaganpreet Singh (currently in Australia) in connection with the Youth Akali leader Vicky Middukhera’s murder case.
The Bench of Justice Anoop Chitkara was of the opinion that the status report of the investigation conducted by the Punjab police establishes that the prosecution has collected sufficient evidence pointing out a prima facie case against Shagun Preet Singh.
On June 14, the Patiala House Court of Delhi allowed Punjab Police to arrest Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi in connection with Singer Sidhu Moose Wala’s murder case and also allowed Punjab Police transit application. The Court also directed Punjab Police to ensure that the medical examination of accused Lawrence Bishnoi is conducted as per law/rules before leaving Delhi and also before his production before the concerned Court of CMJ, Mansa, Punjab.
The popular singer Sidhu Moose Wala, was shot dead in Punjab’s Mansa district on May 29. The incident took place a day after his security was withdrawn by the Punjab police among 424 others.
The singer joined the Congress party last year in December.