Popular Punjabi singer and rapper Sidhu Moose Wala, who had joined the Congress before the Punjab elections, was shot dead Sunday. Sidhu Moosewala was among the 424 VIPs who lost their security cover yesterday as part of the Bhagwant Mann government’s exercise to crack down on VIP culture.
Moose Wala had contested the Assembly polls on a Congress ticket from Mansa. He was defeated by AAP’s Dr Vijay Singla with a margin of 63,323 votes. Hailing from Moosa, a village in Mansa district, Moose Wala had joined the Congress amid much fanfare in November last year. With Congress granting him ticket from Mansa Assembly constituency, then sitting Mansa MLA, Nazar Singh Manshahia, had revolted against the party saying that he would oppose the candidature of the controversial singer.
According to reports coming in, the incident took place in Mansa city of Punjab. Following the shootout, Sidhu was immediately rushed to a hospital in Mansa where he was admitted in critical condition. Three people injured along with Moosewala, are currently undergoing treatment.