Noted Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala, who had joined the Congress before the Punjab elections, was killed by gangsters in an attack near his ancestral village Jawaharke in district Mansa, Punjab on Sunday (May 29). The incident happened within 24 hours after security of 424 people, including Moose Wala's, was withdrawn by the Punjab government. More than 30 rounds were fired on the vehicle he was traveling in. Police said Sidhu appeared to have sustained more than eight bullet injuries and was taken to the Mansa civil hospital where he passed away. 

The 28 years old has been on the radar of gangsters for a long time. A joint team of Uttarakhand STF and the Punjab police has detained six suspects in Dehradun today (May 30) in connection with Punjabi singer’s murder. Sidhu's father has demanded a probe through a sitting judge of the High Court, handing over investigations to either the CBI or NIA. In addition, he has demanded to fix the responsibility of officers who leaked letters about the withdrawal of security, with the state CM agreeing to all the demands. The tragic death of the Punjabi singer and public figure has triggered a furore in the state, as police kicks into action to determine the facts behind the murder and opposition parties in the state blame the AAP government for its approach. 

The singer had joined the Congress party in December last year. Punjab Director General of Police V K Bhawra on Sunday said the killing of popular singer Sidhu Moose Wala seemed to be the result of an inter-gang rivalry and that the Lawrence Bishnoi gang was involved in it. He said a special investigation team has been set up to investigate the incident. Bhawra also said when Moose Wala reached Jawahar Ke village, they were followed by a car and were intercepted from the front by two vehicles. He said there was heavy firing from the front on Sidhu Moosewala and that the police team reached the spot immediately who then took the trio to Civil Hospital Mansa where the singer was declared brought dead. His cousin and friend are in stable condition, and have been referred to Patiala for further treatment.