CHANDIGARH, MAY 30 (TRINUE)
The last rites of Punjab’s famous folk singer Sidhu Musewala will be performed in his native village on Tuesday. After the day-long developments on Monday, his post-mortem was conducted at the hospital in Mansa. Sidhu Musewala was shot dead on Sunday evening. Musewala had received seven to eight rounds of fire. Musewala’s family members refused to conduct the post-mortem on Monday. After the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann initiated the process of getting the Punjab and Haryana High Court investigated by the judge, the family members gave their consent for the post-mortem. The post-mortem began at 2.30 pm at Mansa hospital. A panel of five doctors conducted Musewala’s post-mortem for nearly four hours. Earlier, X-rays were also done from different angles of his dead body. After the post-mortem, the body was kept in the hospital itself. According to family members, Sidhu Musewala’s last rites will be performed on Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, Punjab Police teams have intensified the investigation. Punjab Police has recovered an Alto car from Moga-Jalandhar road today. This car was snatched by the attackers from the outskirts of Mansa after carrying out the incident. Earlier, the Punjab Police has also recovered the two vehicles in which the incident took place. On Monday, the STF team of Punjab Police reached Dehradun in Uttarakhand and three youths have been detained from here. Raids are being conducted at many other places by the teams of STF. Meanwhile, the police have also seized CCTV from a dhaba in Mansa. In which seven-eight suspicious youths are seen sitting. According to Punjab DGP VK Bhavra, the police is proceeding with the investigation rapidly. Many important clues have come to hand. Police will soon arrest the real accused.
Sukhbir, Ashwini Sharma met Governor
Delegations of both the parties, led by former Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and BJP State President Ashwini Sharma, met Governor Banwari Lal Purohit separately on Monday over the massacre. He demanded a high-level inquiry and action against the government for the deteriorating law and order situation in Punjab.
Protest outside Mansa Civil Hospital
Protests were held outside Mansa Civil Hospital on Monday demanding action against those responsible for the murder of famous Punjab singer Sidhu Musewala. Sidhu Musewala’s body has been kept for post-mortem in the same hospital. Most of the protesters were villagers from the area. They raised slogans against the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in the state over the decision to withdraw Musewala’s security. Many markets in Mansa district remained closed on Monday in view of the protest. Inspector General of Police Pradeep Yadav and other officials went to Musewala’s residence to talk to the family members about the post-mortem. Tight security arrangements have been made by the police inside and outside the civil hospital. “We are demanding action against those responsible for the killing of Sidhu Musewala,” said a protester. Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh Raja Wading, former deputy chief minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and some other Congress leaders reached Musewala’s residence in Mansa to condole his death. A large number of supporters and villagers also gathered at Musewala’s residence. Meanwhile, an FIR has been registered on the complaint of his father Balkaur Singh in connection with Musewala’s murder. The Punjab Police has termed Moosewala’s murder as a result of mutual enmity. The police have blamed Lawrence Bishnoi gang for this. Leaders of Congress and other political parties have expressed anger over the killing. The opposition has blamed the AAP government for the incident.
High Court asked – on what basis the security is decreasing
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has become strict over the reduced security of VIPs by the Punjab government. The High Court, while hearing a petition on Monday, issued a notice to the Punjab government, asking on what grounds the security was being withdrawn or reduced. The High Court issued this order while hearing the petition of former Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab OP Soni. The court has also issued notice to the Punjab and Central Government in this matter. The court expressed displeasure over the withdrawal of the security of 424 security persons of Punjab last week and after that their list was made public, asking that this list should also be informed to the court due to public RTI or other reasons. OP Soni has filed a petition in the High Court seeking quashing of the May 11 order of the Punjab Government, under which 19 security personnel posted in his security were removed by withdrawing his Z security. Soni alleged that ever since the AAP government came to power, it was removing the security out of revenge. He has been attacked several times and has been the former Deputy Chief Minister of the state, but only his security has been withdrawn while continuing with Z security to two former Deputy Chief Ministers Sukhbir Badal and Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa. Punjab MP Raghav Chadha has also been given Z cover security, while he is not in any danger. During the hearing of the case on June 2, Justice Raj Mohan of the High Court has ordered to present this information in a sealed cover in the court.
The car was robbed by the killers from Ratia’s Jagtar
Tohana (Nice): The wires of the car used in the Sidhu Musewala murder case are seen connecting to Fatehabad. Around the same time when Musewala was killed, the Alto car of a person resident of Bhundarwas village of Fatehabad was robbed on the strength of a weapon in Mansa. Car robbers also came riding in Corolla and Bolero vehicles. Jagtar Singh, a resident of Bhundarwas, told in the complaint given to the police that Makhan Singh, his mother and two children were going to Bathinda in Kharak Singhwala district to get the address of their ailing niece from Bhundarwas village of Ratia in an Alto car.