Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala shot dead in Mansa village a day after being stripped of security cover

Famous Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Mansa district, a day after the state government withdrew his security cover. He was on the wheel in Mahindra Thar SUV

Deputy Superintendent of Police (Mansa) Gobinder Singh said several bullets hit Moosewala, 27, who was in his jeep at Jawahar Ke village when he was attacked.

Mansa civil surgeon Dr Ranjeet Rai told reporters that Moosewala was brought dead at the civil hospital

Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu Moose Wala, aka Sidhu Moosewala, had contested the 2022 Punjab Assembly election on a Congress ticket from Mansa constituency and had lost his debut poll to AAP’s Dr Vijay Singla.

The incident happened a day after Punjab Police ordered the withdrawal of security of more than 420 people, including former legislators, Jathedars of two Takhts, heads of deras and police officers.