NEW DELHI: Two persons, suspected to have shot Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala dead along with an associate have been arrested, the Delhi Police said on Monday.
A large number of arms and explosives has also been recovered.
The police will disclose more details in this case at a press conference later today.
The two shooters have been identified as 26-year-old Priyavrat, a resident of Haryana’s Sonipat, and 24-year-old Kashish of Jhajjar district. Priyavrat is the head of a shooters’ module, the police said.
The third person, Keshav Kumar (29) of Punjab’s Bhatinda allegedly accompanied the shooters till Mansa on the day of incident and also during reconnaissance and previous attempts.
Priyavrat is the main shooter. He led a team of shooters and was in direct touch with Canada-based criminal Goldy Brar at the time of the incident, the police informed.
Before the murder, he was seen in CCTV footage of a petrol pump in Fatehgarh, as per cops. He is accused in two murder case and was arrested in one of the cases in Sonipat in 2015.
Kashish, another shooter, was also seen in the same CCTV footage. He is wanted in a murder case that took place in Jhajjar last year.
Moosewala was killed on May 29 in broad daylight in Jawaharke village in Mansa district of Punjab when he was driving in his SUV with his friends.
The singer took a political plunge in December last year by joining the Congress party. He contested from Mansa assembly seat unsuccessfully.
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