In a startling revelation in the Sidhu Moosewala murder case, Delhi Police said on Monday that the assailants would have used grenades to kill the singer in case the guns didn't work.
"The shooters had kept grenades as a back-up plan in case the guns didn't work," Special Commissioner of Police (Special Cell), HGS Dhaliwal, said in a media briefing.
The disclosure by the Special Cell came after it arrested two main shooters and their facilitator, who were involved in the May 29 killing of Punjabi singer Shubhdeep Singh, popularly known as Sidhu Moosewala.
The two accused shooters, identified as Priyavrat alias Fauji (26), a resident of Sonipat in Haryana, and Kashish alias Kuldeep (24), were arrested from Kutch district in Gujarat on Sunday.
Meanwhile, on the instance of module head Priyavrat, the police found a huge cache of arms and ammunition hidden in a village in Haryana.
"We recovered eight grenades along with an under barrel grenade launcher. The high explosive grenades are designed for use with grenade launchers. The grenade launcher can be mounted on AK-47 assault rifles," Dhaliwal said.
Apart from grenades, the police also found nine electric detonators, one assault rifle along with 20 rounds, three sophisticated star pistols of .30 bore, 36 rounds of 7.62 mm star pistols and parts of AK series assault rifle.
Senior official said that the accused Priyavrat, who was the head of 'Bolero Module' of the gangsters, led the team of shooters and was in direct touch with Goldy Brar at the time of incident."
He was the main shooter and executioner of murder and can be seen in CCTV footage of petrol pump Fatehgarh before the incident," the official said.
Accused Priyavrat was previously found involved in two murder cases and was arrested in 2015 in one murder case of Sonipat and wanted in another murder case of Sonipat in 2021.
Kuldeep, the second accused shooter, was also seen in CCTV footage of petrol pump Fatehgarh before the incident," the official said.
The third arrestee was identified as Keshav Kumar (29), a resident of Bhatinda, Punjab. "Accused Keshav acted as a facilitator and received the shooters just after the shootout in an Alto car," said the official.
Accused Keshav accompanied the shooters till Mansa on the day of incident, during reconnaissance and also during the previous attempts.
Moosewala, 28, one of the most famous Punjabi language singers of the current times, was shot dead on May 29 while he was travelling in a car and around 8 assailants fired over 30 shots at Jawaharke village of the Mansa district in Punjab.
Sidhu was found soaked in his own blood on the driving seat of the Mahindra Thar SUV while two more occupants in the car, Sidhu's friends, Gurwinder Singh and Gurpreet Singh also received bullet injuries, but they survived.
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