Safety of Punjabi singer-turned-politician Sidhu Moosewala pruned regardless of IB report

Safety of Punjabi singer-turned-politician Sidhu Moosewala pruned regardless of IB report

Tribune Information Service

Jupinderjit Singh

Chandigarh, Might 29

Punjabi singer-turned-politician Sidhu Moosewala’s safety was reduce to half only a day earlier than his brutal homicide regardless of the intelligence report that his life was beneath menace from the gangsters and rivals.

Notably, plenty of Punjabi singers and artistes are on the hit checklist of gangsters, whose requires ransom have reportedly elevated in current months.

Sources within the Pollywood trade and the Punjab Police stated a minimum of six singers and actors had paid off ‘safety cash’ of Rs 10 lakh every previously two months. Although there was no direct criticism made by Moosewala about recent threats to him, an Intelligence Bureau (IB) report had talked about him among the many high Punjabi artistes on the hit checklist of gangsters. On Saturday, the Punjab Police had reduce the singer’s safety cowl by half and withdrew two of the 4 police personnel of the Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB). Moosewala was among the many 424 individuals whose safety was pruned with the police saying this was achieved after a recent evaluation of their menace notion.

This can be a second main violent incident within the state this month. Earlier on Might 9, assailants launched a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) assault on the Punjab Police Intelligence Headquarters in Mohali. Final month too, kabaddi participant Sandeep Singh was murdered and it was additionally stated to be as a result of turf battle between gangsters on controlling the sport, for which the cash was scripted from overseas.

However High cop defends it

Pruning the safety of 424 individuals was a brief measure as extra forces are wanted to take care of regulation and order in the course of the Ghalughara week, which marks the anniversary of Operation Blue star in June. VK Bhawra, DGP

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