For Sidhu Moose Wala’s Cremation, Thousands Gather At Village: 10 Points

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Sidhu Moose Wala: Punjab Police has said the killing seemed to be the result of an inter-gang rivalry.

Chandigarh:
A huge crowd has gathered for the last rites of singer Sidhu Moose Wala at his native village in Punjab.

Here are the top 10 updates on this big story

  1. Thousands from far-flung places have gathered at Jawaharke in Punjab, the native village of Sidhu Moose Wala, to pay their last respect to the popular singer. Earlier today, his family took his body home from the Mansa Civil Hospital, where a team of five doctors conducted his post-mortem examination.

  2. Sources say, according to the post-mortem investigation, over two dozen bullets were pumped into the singer.

  3. Moose Wala, who contested this year’s Punjab state polls on a Congress ticket, was shot dead on Sunday evening, a day after his security was pruned by the state government.

  4. The Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued a notice to the state government, seeking to know the basis on which it decided to withdraw or trim the security cover of over 400 people, including Moose Wala. The singer was among those whose security was curtailed by the Punjab Police on Saturday.

  5. The downsizing of the security cover has now sparked a huge political controversy, with Opposition parties accusing the Bhagwant Mann government of endangering VIPs’.

  6. Facing flak, the Punjab Chief Minister has announced setting up a judicial commission headed by a sitting high court judge to probe the killing of Moose Wala

  7. The Delhi Police has begun questioning jailed gangster Lawrence Bishnoi in Tihar jail. Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar, who has claimed responsibility for Moose Wala’s murder, is a close aide of Bishnoi.

  8. A key suspect, who is reportedly a member of the Bishnoi gang, was yesterday detained from Uttarakhand’s Dehradun in a joint operation by the state police and their Punjab counterparts. Five other people were also detained along with the main suspect and taken to Punjab for interrogation.

  9. Punjab Police chief VK Bhawra has said the killing seemed to be the result of an inter-gang rivalry. The police have registered an FIR against unknown persons in connection with the singer’s murder.

  10. A forensic team is investigating the singer’s car at Mansa Police Station. The front and both sides of the car have multiple bullet holes indicating the car was intercepted from all sides.

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