Encounter underway between Punjab Police, 2 suspected Sidhu Moosewala killers
- Kumar was the facilitator and received the shooters just after the shootout in an Alto car
- Kashish was also one of the shooters and was also seen in the CCTV footage
- He is wanted in a 2021 murder case in Haryana's Jhajjar
"The operation of the Anti-Gangster Task Force of the Punjab Police is going on at Bhakna village," they said. According to official sources, gangsters Jagroop Singh Roopa and Manpreet Singh alias Mannu Kusa, the two shooters who were allegedly involved in the killing of Moosewala, were at large.
The area has been cordoned off, they added.
Earlier, Punjab Additional Director General of Police and head of Anti-Gangster Task Force Pramod Ban said gangster Bishnoi has admitted that he was the mastermind in Sidhu Moosewala's killing.
Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, also known as Sidhu Moosewala, was shot dead in Punjab's Mansa district on May 29, a day after the Punjab government pruned the security cover of the singer and 423 people temporarily.
The Corolla overtook Moosewala's car and six shooters came out of both the vehicles and opened fire at the singer. They left only after confirming that Moosewala had been killed.
Priyavrat could be seen in a CCTV footage of a petrol pump prior to the incident. He was previously involved in two murder cases and was arrested in 2015 in one of the them in Sonipat and also wanted in another murder case in Sonipat in 2021, police said.
Kashish was also one of the shooters and was also seen in the CCTV footage. He is wanted in a 2021 murder case in Haryana's Jhajjar, they said.
Kumar was the facilitator and received the shooters just after the shootout in an Alto car. He accompanied the shooters till Mansa on the day of incident, police said, adding that he was previously arrested in a murder case in Bathinda in 2020 and suspected to be involved in other cases of extortion in Punjab.