Sidhu Moose Wala was apparently travelling in his Mahindra Thar car when the attack took place.
Mansa: Sidhu Moose Wala, Punjabi singer and Congress leader, was shot dead in Punjab’s Mansa on Sunday. Two others have been injured in the attack that took place a day after his security was withdrawn by the Punjab government. The doctor who attended the trio said Sidhu Moose Wala was brought dead while the other two have been referred to higher medical institutes for further treatment.
The Punjab police on Saturday withdrew the security of 424 dignitaries.
Sidhu Moose Wala was apparently travelling in his Mahindra Thar car when the attack took place. Visuals of the bullet-ridden windshield of the car went viral on social media. The visuals show at least 5-6 bullet holes, narrating the ferocity of the targeted violence.
The Congress party has expressed anguish at his death.
“The murder of Shri Sidhu Moose Wala, Congress candidate from Punjab & a talented musician, has come as a terrible shock to the Congress party & the entire nation. Our deepest condolences to his family, fans & friends,” the party said.
Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi expressed shock at the incident.
“Deeply shocked and saddened by the murder of promising Congress leader and talented artist, Sidhu Moosewala. My heartfelt condolences to his loved ones and fans from across the world,” he tweeted.
Meanwhile, the BJP and the Shiromani Akali Dal have attacked the ruling AAP for the murder. BJP leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa said he was attacked due to the dirty politics of Arvind Kejriwal and Bhagwant Mann. Meanwhile, the SAD has called it a state-sponsored murder.
“Murder of Siddhu Moose Wala has shocked the country. This should be considered a state-sponsored murder. Firstly, the security of 400 people was withdrawn and then their names were published on social media. It’s criminal negligence. CM must resign,” SAD leader Daljit Singh Cheema said.
With inputs from ANI