With the current government decree, two of his four gunmen were removed.
Unidentified assassins shot and killed famous Punjabi musician Sidhu Moosewala in Mansa district, a day after the state government revoked his security cover. He was driving a Mahindra Thar SUV when the perpetrators, estimated to number in the tens of thousands, shot more than 20 rounds at point-blank range at the musician and two pals, injuring them severely.
Moosewala, 27, was in his jeep in Jawahar Ke village when he was attacked, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police (Mansa) Gobinder Singh. Dr. Ranjeet Rai, a civil surgeon in Mansa, told reporters that Moosewala was brought to the civic hospital dead.
Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu Moose Wala, nicknamed Sidhu Moosewala, ran for the Punjab Assembly in 2022 on a Congress ticket from Mansa but lost to AAP’s Dr. Vijay Singla in his first election. Dr. Singla was recently fired from the Punjab Cabinet due to allegations of corruption.
The incident occurred a day after Punjab Police ordered the security of more than 420 people, including former legislators, Takht Jathedars, dera chiefs, and police personnel, to be withdrawn.
With the new government order, two of his four gunmen were removed. When the crime occurred, Moosewala was without security.
In addition, he was traveling in a non-bulletproof automobile. According to cops, he usually commuted in his bullet-proof Toyota Fortuner.
Moosewala, a resident of Moosa village, did not mind performing couplets from his songs and posing for many photographs with the electorate, which was mostly made up of first-timers, during his campaigns.
The singer-turned-politician, who loved to travel in an open jeep and had assets of Rs 7.87 crore, was facing four criminal cases, including two for obscene scenes, according to his candidacy affidavit.
Moosewala was no stranger to controversies. He caused a commotion when he allegedly used the name of 18th century Sikh fighter Mai Bhago in his track, prompting panthic organizations to seek his arrest for injuring Sikh sensibilities. He later expressed regret.
On December 3, 2021, Moosewala, who was accused of inciting violence and gun culture in his song “Sanju,” entered the Congress.
Moosewala was recognized for hit songs such as “Legend,” “Devil,” “Just Listen,” “Jatt da Muqabala,” and “Hathyar,” among others. Many of his songs charted on the Billboard Hot 100 in Canada.