On an eventful and touching day, the Special cell of Delhi Police announced the arrest of two of the most wanted criminals of the Lawrence Bishnoi-Goldy Brar Gang, father of the deceased folk singer Sidhu Moose Wala inaugurated a road in his memory.
With the arrests of Ankit and Sachin Bhiwani last night, the Delhi Police have so far arrested five people in connection with the case, officials said.
Sidhu Moose Wala’s father, Balkaur Singh, made his first public appearance after son’s death and inaugurated a road in Burj Dhalwa village in Mansa district.
The road was promised by Moose Wala during campaigning for the Punjab Assembly election. Moose Wala had unsuccessfully contested polls from Mansa from the Congress ticket.
Balkaur Singh could not control his emotions when he talked to the villagers after the formal ceremony. He alleged gangsters were running a parallel government in Punjab
Hours before the road inauguration, Delhi police announced fresh arrests. The police said Ankit was one of the shooters involved in the killing of Moose Wala, while Bhiwani was responsible for harbouring four of the shooters.
Bhiwani, a native of Haryana, handles the operations of Lawrence Bishnoi gang in Rajasthan. He was also wanted in a case at Churu in Rajasthan, HGS Dhaliwal, Special Commissioner of Police, Delhi Police, said.
Ankit, a resident of Sirsa village in Haryana, is also named in two other cases of attempt to murder in Rajasthan.
HGS Dhaliwal, further said, “Main effort of the special cell after nabbing the mastermind and finding out about international criminal conspiracy was to nab those, who were on the ground, did actual shootings and killed Sidhu. After extensive effort, first shooter was nabbed on June 19.”
“’Our team was after them in 6 states including Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. Last night after 11pm, Ankit Sirsa, the youngest shooter, the most desperate, who fired with both hands and Sachin Bhiwani, who provided crucial support- hideouts, weapons were arrested,” Dhaliwal said.
According to the officials the police recovered one pistol of 9 MM bore along with 10 live cartridges, one pistol of .30 MM bore along with 9 live cartridges, three Punjab police uniforms and two mobile handsets along with a dongle and a SIM card.
Last month, the Special Cell had arrested three people, including two shooters, in connection with the Moose Wala murder case.
The accused were identified as Priyavrat alias Fauji (26), a resident of Sonipat in Haryana; Kashish (24), also from the state’s Jhajjar district; and Keshav Kumar (29), a resident of Bhatinda in Punjab.
Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, known as Sidhu Moose Wala, was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Punjab’s Mansa district on May 29.
Speaking with the villagers, Balkaur Singh said: “We are passing through a bad phase. I am sure your expectations are high. I will not be able to do a lot, but I will try to fulfill the dreams seen by my son for the constituency.”
He said: “If I talk about Sidhu, then the loss can’t be expressed in words.”
“We lost the polls and both me and Sidhu were sad at first, but then one day when my son returned from a show in Dubai, he told me that we will continue to work for the area and people here, but will not contest elections again as he did not like the attitude of people in politics,” he said.
“If you go and beg one, then the other group comes to your door with guns,” he said.
Getting emotional, he said: “Neither any politician nor gangsters will be killed. Only the kids of common man are being murdered.”
He also claimed that five attempts were made to attack Sidhu Moose Wala during the polls. He, however, was saved at that time because he had security with him, but this new government pruned his security along with others. The news was leaked in the media and within a day he was killed.
He also claimed that his mother worked hard for 40 years and even he worked hard for 35 years, but people did not see the hard work in bringing him up, they just saw him rising as a star.