Sidhu Moose Wala murder: Punjab DGP reconstitutes SIT with new chairman

The SIT constituted earlier was a three-member one

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Wednesday, June 01, 2022, 07:38 PM IST
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Indian Youth Congress (IYC) President Srinivas BV during a candlelight march by party activists in the memory of Punjabi singer and Congress leader Sidhu Moose Wala, who was shot dead on Sunday, in New Delhi, Tuesday, May 31, 2022 | Photo: PTI

Punjab DGP VK Bhawra on Wednesday reconstituted the Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed to probe the murder of singer Sidhu Moose Wala. The 6-member SIT will have a new Chairman IGP PAP Jaskaran Singh and two new members including AIG AGTF Gurmeet Singh Chauhan and SSP Mansa Gaurav Toora. The SIT constituted earlier was a three-member one.

Meanwhile, the Punjab Police today said it will question jailed gangster Lawrence Bishnoi after bringing him to the state in connection with the murder of Moosewala.

According to the police, Bishnoi's gang was behind the killing.

At present, Bishnoi is in custody of the Delhi Police's Special Cell in a case under the Arms Act and other sections related to assault on a public servant.

Talking to reporters in Mansa, Senior Superintendent of Police Gaurav Toora said the police have got important leads and they are working on it.

On whether Mansa police will bring Bishnoi on remand, the SSP said, "Definitely. We have information that the Delhi Police has taken the remand of Bishnoi. After that we will make him join the investigation in this case as per the law."

The Punjab Police has described Moosewala's murder as a case of an inter-gang rivalry. Canada-based Goldy Brar, who is a member of the Bishnoi gang, has claimed responsibility of the murder.

The police on Tuesday said they had arrested Manpreet Singh. Singh has been accused of supplying vehicles to the assailants who were involved in the killing.

(With PTI inputs)

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