Sidhu Moose Wala murder: Main shooter got consignment of weapons from Pakistan

Sidhu Moose Wala murder: Main shooter got consignment of weapons from Pakistan

Police informed that the accused Priyavrat was the head of the module of the gangsters and led the team of shooters.

Priyavrat alias Fauji, the alleged main shooter in the murder of Punjabi singer and Congress leader Sidhu Moose Wala, arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police revealed that he got the consignment of weapons, used to kill Moose Wala, from Pakistan.

"Usage of drones in dropping the weapons have come to the fore," sources told news agency IANS.

The Special Cell of Delhi Police on Monday announced the arrest of two main shooters -- Priyavrat alias Fauji (26) and Kashish alias Kuldeep (24) -- who were involved in the killing of the Punjabi singer.

Police informed that the accused Priyavrat was the head of the module of the gangsters and led the team of shooters. He was also in direct touch with Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar at the time of the incident.

Apart from arresting the two, the Delhi Police’s Special Cell had also arrested Keshav Kumar (29), a resident of Bhatinda, Punjab. Keshav acted as a facilitator and received the shooters just after the shootout in an Alto car, said the official.

However, this is not the first time that police have found Pakistan's ISI involvement in providing weapons to commit crimes in India. Time and again, the ISI has been found responsible for supplying drugs, arms, and ammunition to Punjab-based criminals and gangsters. The SIT, which was set up by Punjab DGP V.K. Bhavra, was also asked to look into this aspect of the alliance of terrorists and gangsters., said reports.

According to the centralised investigating agencies, terrorists and gangsters are currently using AN-94, Assault Rifle, C-30 Pistol, Beretta Pistol, GLOCK 17, and Rocket Propelled Grenade weapons while the arms shipments have reached Punjab to such an extent that it is not easy for the police to deal with them.

Sources in the Special Cell said the quality of all the weapons, recovered following the interrogation by the shooters, suggests that they were made abroad.

A senior Delhi police official during the media briefing on Monday informed that the police has recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from the possession of the arrested shooters. "We recovered eight High Explosive grenades along with the Under Barrel Grenade Launcher. HE Grenades are designed for use with Grenade launchers. The recovered Grenade launcher can be mounted on AK-47 assault rifles," the official said as quoted by media.

Apart from grenades, the police also found nine electric detonators, one assault rifle along with 20 rounds, three sophisticated star pistols of .30 bore, 36 rounds of 7.62 MM of star pistols, and part of AK Series assault rifle from the shooters’ possession.

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The senior police official said that during the further interrogation, it was also revealed that the assailants would have used grenades to kill the singer if in any case, the guns wouldn't have worked, as per IANS report.

"If in any case, had the guns or pistols failed to complete the dastardly crime, the shooters had kept these grenades as a backup plan," the senior official added.

28-year-old Sidhu Moose Wala was one of the most famous Punjabi singers of the current times. He was shot dead on May 29 while he was travelling in his Mahindra Thar SUV when around six assailants fired over 30 shots at him at Jawaharke village of the Mansa district in Punjab. Sidhu's friends, Gurwinder Singh and Gurpreet Singh who were accompanying him in the vehicle also received bullet injuries, but they survived.

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