Sidhu Moose Wala's father writes to Bhagwant Mann, seeks CBI probe into singer's killing
Chandigarh, May 30: Balkaur Singh, father of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala has written to Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann demanding a CBI and NIA investigation of his son's death.
"CM Bhagwant Mann is taking minute-to-minute updates on the Sidhu Moose Wala murder case. He will hold a meeting with senior police officials today. A number of senior police officials were sent to Mansa. Prompt action should be taken to catch the culprits as soon as possible," said Punjab CMO.
Moosewala, 28, was shot dead on Sunday by unidentified assailants in Punjab's Mansa district, a day after the state government curtailed his security cover.
Seeking justice for his son, Moosewala's father Balkaur Singh demanded that the Punjab government should involve the CBI and the NIA in the inquiry.
He also demanded a public apology from the DGP for linking his son's murder to gangwar.
It is learnt that the family of Moosewala was not agreeing to conduct the post-mortem.
"Shubhdeep's mother is asking me where her son is and when he will return. What reply should I give?" said Singh in an emotional letter.
"I hope that I will get justice," he added.
"This case should be inquired by a sitting judge of the high court. The Punjab government should ensure assistance of the CBI and the NIA in the inquiry," Singh wrote in the letter.
He demanded that the accountability of officers, who reviewed his son's security and made public the order of withdrawal of the security cover, be fixed.
Moosewala was shot dead on Sunday by unidentified assailants in Punjab's Mansa district, a day after the state government curtailed his security cover.
Moosewala's cousin and a friend, who were travelling in a Mahindra Thar jeep with him, were also injured in the attack.
The Punjab police DGP on Sunday had said, "This incident seems to be a case of an inter gang rivalry," adding that the Lawrence Bishnoi gang was behind the murder of Moosewala.
At least three weapons were used and 30 empty cases were recovered from the site.
His cousin and a friend, who were travelling in a Mahindra Thar jeep with him, were also injured in the attack.
He had fought the recent assembly election on a Congress ticket from Mansa and was defeated by the AAP's Vijay Singla.