A forensic team is investigating Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala's car at Punjab's Mansa Police Station. The Mahindra Thar SUV that Sidhu Moose Wale was driving when people in two different vehicles started shooting indiscriminately is being examined by forensic experts. The front and both sides of the car have multiple bullet holes indicating the car was intercepted from all sides and shooters fired multiple rounds. The team could be seen collecting bullet casings and taking measurements of the car.
The singer was shot over 30 times by around eight to 10 attackers, police sources said this morning. Even after firing that many shots, the attackers checked whether he was alive. Six suspects have been detained in the case so far. Bullets found at the spot of the killing indicate an AN 94 Russian assault rifle was used in the attack. The police have also found a pistol in Sidhu Moose Wala's car and will determine whether it was used after a forensic investigation.
The 28-year-old star's father Balkaur Singh has said that he was following his son in a different car along with two gunmen provided by the state and saw a car tailing his son.
"On Sunday, my son left with his friends Gurwinder Singh and Gurpreet Singh in a Thar car. He did not take the bulletproof Fortuner and the two guards with him. I followed him in another car with the two armed personnel," Mr Singh has said in his complaint.
An SUV and a sedan were waiting on the road; each had four armed men inside, the complaint says. The men sprayed bullets at the car Moose Wala was in, it adds.
"Within minutes, the cars sped away. I started shouting and people gathered. I rushed my son and his friends to the hospital where he died," the complaint says.
Punjab police have said that the attack seemed to be due to a gang war.
The complaint by the singer's father also states that several gangsters had threatened him over the phone.
This included the Lawrence Bishnoi gang that claimed responsibility for the attack.
Owing to the threats, the singer would move in a bulletproof SUV. Four armed security guards were part of Moose Wala's security cover before it was scaled down to two armed guards in the Punjab government's latest security review exercise.
The downsizing has now sparked a huge political controversy, with Opposition parties accusing the Bhagwant Mann government of endangering VIPs'