On Monday, June 20th, an investigative unit of the police force in New Delhi made some headway in investigating and bringing in some justice after the brutal murder case of famous Punjabi singer/rapper Sidhu Moosewala. Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, whose stage name was Sidhu Moosewala, was shot on May 29th, 2022, in his hometown of Mansa district in Punjab. His Mahindra Thar SUV was hit over 30 times by different assailants who acquired assault rifles and shot at the SUV from a close range. Before passing away, Moosewala fought back at the assailant who was shooting at the SUV from a nearby field by shooting back with his pistol through a pistol is no match compared to an assault rifle.
Moosewala, who was 28 at the shooting, succumbed while his friend in the passenger seat, Gurvinder Singh, survived the shooting. Goldy Brar, a Canadian-based gangster, who works closely with Lawrence Bishnoi, another famous gang leader, claimed responsibility for the brutal murder of Sidhu Moosewala. A day after the murder, the Indian government decided to look into the murder of Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu and has been working in correspondence with the Punjab police force to arrest the assailants.
On June 20th, the special commissioner of the New Delhi police force in Moosewala’s case arrested two of the three main shooters. The main attacker’s name was Priyavrat Fauji from Hariyana and Kuldeep Kashish from Haryana. The shooters used strategic assault rifles with connections from Goldy Brar to carry out the attack, which led to the untimely death of one of Punjab’s very own.
Due to the Punjab government pulling away security protection for Moosewala and several other VIPs, this made it easier for the shooters and Goldy Brar to know Sidhu Moosewala’s move since he was unprotected due to lack of security. The capture of the two assailants is one step in the right direction regarding getting justice for Sidhu Moosewala. Sidhu Moosewala’s death should be a tell-tale sign for India to restrict assault rifle access to its civilians to reduce gun violence in the country. Furthermore, the deaths of Sidhu Moosewala and Deep Sidhu should open the eyes of those who reside in Punjab to protect its gems from political violence and to better tame political rivalries by making it a safer space and that violence does not send a message when innocent and young people’s lives are at risk.