Two gangsters, thought to be among the shooters in Sidhu Moose Wala’s murder, were killed in a shootout with the police close to Amritsar today. Three policemen were harmed as well. While Jagroop Singh Roopa was killed first, the other suspect, Manpreet Singh aka Mannu Kussa, kept on firing for about an hour prior to he was killed around 4 pm, in a shootout that endured over four hours, authorities said.
State police chief Gaurav Yadav additionally arrived at the site toward the finish of the encounter at Bhakna town, 20 km from Amritsar. According to reports an AK-47 rifle, a gun and an enormous number of shots have been found.
The encounter began around early afternoon as the team had been following the two men. They were among three shooters who were still on the run. While these two were found, Deepak Mundi has not been followed at this point. The rest, there were no less than eight shooters have been captured.
Ambulances had arrived at the spot only minutes before police announced Jagroop Roopa dead. The area, around 10 km from the border with Pakistan, had been cordoned off and individuals were told to remain inside.
Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, aka Sidhu Moose Wala, 28, who was a Congress chief other than being a singer, lyricist, and rapper, was shot dead close to his town Moosa in Punjab’s Mansa district on May 29.
Mannu Kussa had fired the first shots at Moose Wala from an AK-47 rifle, police sources said.
Police from Punjab, Delhi, and Mumbai are working on this issue. The murder was coordinated supposedly by Canada-based Satinderjit Singh, aka Goldy Brar, collaborating with gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, who was at that point in Delhi’s Tihar Jail.
Goldy Brar is asserted to have guaranteed liability regarding the murder through Facebook posts. The posts said it was revenge for the murder of an Akali pioneer Vicky Middukhera last year. Interpol has since given a Red Corner Notice to follow Goldy Brar regarding two different cases enrolled at Faridkot in Punjab.
Additional director general of police (ADGP) Pramod Ban, who leads the Punjab Police’s Anti-Gangster Task Force, said, “Sidhu Moose Wala was killed on May 29. All those involved in planning the killing and other masterminds were arrested. Two shooters who were in the Bolero were absconding. Today, both the gangsters, Jagroop Singh, aka Roopa, and Manpreet Singh, aka Mannu, have been killed in an exchange for fire.”
Police have recognized six shooters and guaranteed that two modules of shooters were associated with the killing. The shooters were said to have been in direct touch with Canada-based Goldy Brar. While Delhi police have captured three shooters-Priyavrat Fauji, Kashish, and Ankit Sirsa-of Haryana module, their partners in Punjab have neglected to capture any shooter up until this point. Deepak of the Haryana module, Mannu, and Roopa of the Punjab module are as yet fleeing.
According to sources, shooter Ankit Sirsa, who is now in Punjab Police custody, had likewise uncovered to the police that Mannu and Roopa were concealing in Punjab.
“Taking a gander at their example, it appears to be the shooters are venturing out by means of provincial courses to dodge the police. They likewise remained in known regions – – Mannu has a place with Moga. They are thought to have moved to Tarn Taran. A police group spotted them on CCTV while attempting to plan their path. They continued on June 21, a day after Delhi Police declared that two Haryana module shooters Priyavrat and Kashish were captured,” another authority said.
Punjab’s Bhagwant Mann-drove AAP government has been confronting questions, as well, as the murder occurred only a day after Sidhu Moose Wala’s security was chopped down to two police as a feature of a bigger drive against “VIP culture”. Be that as it may, Moose Wala hadn’t taken the two police along, nor was he utilizing his bulletproof car, when he was attacked.