Two gangsters, suspected to have been involved in singer Sidhu Moose Wala’s murder, were killed in Amritsar on Wednesday during a gunfight with the Punjab Police, ANI reported.
Additional Director General of Police Promod Ban said the gangsters were identified as Jagroop Singh Roopa and Manpreet Singh alias Mannu Kusa. An AK47 rifle and a pistol were recovered from them.
He also said that three police officers suffered minor injuries during the shootout.
“We were keeping track of the accused in the Sidhu Moosewala murder case and our task force saw some movement in this area. We acted upon it,” Ban said, according to ANI. “Our forensic team is at the spot for further investigation.”
Mannu Kusa allegedly fired the first shots at Moose Wala with an AK-47 rifle, NDTV reported.
The Punjab Police have so far arrested 13 persons for offering logistical support, conducting recce and harbouring the singer’s killers.
Separately, the Delhi Police Special Cell has arrested five persons in the matter so far.
They are identified as Ankit Sirsa of Haryana’s Sersa village, Sachin Bhiwani from Haryana, 26-year-old Priyavrat alias Fauji from Sonipat in Haryana, 24-year-old Kashish from Jhajjar district, and 29-year-old Keshav Kumar from Punjab’s Bhatinda.