Sidhu Moose Wala’s murder brings gang wars in spotlight
- Sidhu Moose Wala was shot dead by assailants Sunday
- Moose Wala, 28, was a ‘gangster rap’ singer
- Moose Wala’s death has exposed the network of gangs in Punjab
Sidhu Moose Wala, the gangster rap singer who was shot dead last week, might have been a victim of gang wars, according to media reports speculating on how the Congress nominee in the recently-concluded Punjab polls was killed. A nexus of gangsters, over the years, have tried to establish their dominance over Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan, an Indian Express report said.
Last month, a 28-year-old gangster named Md Shahrukh, who was arrested by the Delhi police revealed to them that he was allegedly plotting to kill Moose Wala. Shahrukh is alleged to have been involved in 10 murder cases, counts of attempt to murder and extortion. He was linked to the Shakti Naidu gang.
When the leader of the Shakti Naidu gang was killed by the Uttar Pradesh police was in an encounter, Md Shahrukh joined the Hashim Baba gang while he was imprisoned. He was released on parole in course of the pandemic.
The last five years have seen several leaders get arrested, according to a senior police officer who spoke to the Indian Express. “In their absence, gangsters from Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan have tried to operate in the capital, often forming alliances with Delhi gangsters who are in jail.”
Many of these gangsters are based globally, from places such as Dubai, Thailand and Canada. Goldy Brar, the man who took responsibility of Sidhu Moose Wala’s murder on Facebook, is reportedly based out of Canada. The most notorious gang is said to be the one run by Lawrence Bishnoi.
Bishnoi’s gang is in conflict with the gang led by Davinder Bambiha. Bambiha died in 2016, and his gang is now run by Dilpreet and Sukhpreet. Both gangs have tried to expand their sphere of influence, according to the police. Both gangs are also accused of high-profile crimes. Jitender Gogi, the gangster who was killed in the recent Rohini court shootout, is said to have been killed by the Bambiha gang.