Canadian gangster Goldie Brar, a close aide of gang leader Lawrence Bishnoi, has claimed responsibility for the murder of Sidhu Musewala.
Police claim that Moosewala was attacked by eight assailants. Three AK-94 rifle bullets were recovered from the spot. Use of AK-94 is rare in Punjab.
Meanwhile, police have detained some people in Bathinda on suspicion of their alleged links with the Goldie Brar and Lawrence Bishnoi gangs and their involvement in the murder of Musewala.
Police officials had earlier today suspected the involvement of gangsters in the crime. Police officials had claimed that recently there have been cases of gangsters calling singers and actors of the Punjabi film industry for ransom.
Opposition parties in the state have been raising questions on the deteriorating law and order situation in the state.
i urge @HMOIndia To order an inquiry into how and who leaked the confidential list of people whose security was withdrawn @AapPunjab official@Arvind Kejriwal And @Bhagwant Mann responsible for the brutal murder of #siddhumusewala whose security was withdrawn yesterday@ANI https://t.co/aDeljpY8Hr
— Manjinder Singh Sirsa (@mssirsa) 29 May 2022
BJP leader from New Delhi Manjinder Singh Sirsa has questioned the Bhagwant Mann government for leaking orders to withdraw security from 424 people. He said on Twitter that making such a list public is dangerous for those whose security has been withdrawn.