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Sidhu Moose Wala murder case: Pune Police arrest suspect from Gujarat, investigating links with Lawrence Bishnoi gang

Arms dealer, who provided weapons in Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala's murder, detained in US.

Pune Rural Police on Monday said they have arrested a man and his aide, who has been named as a suspect in the murder of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala.

Addressing a press conference, Kulwant K Sarangal, Additional Director General of Police (ADG), Law and Order said that further probe will be done including their links with Lawrence Bishnoi's gang and in the murder of Moose Wala. Santosh Jadhav and Navnath Suryawanshi were produced before a court in Pune around midnight on Sunday and they were remanded in police custody till June 20.

"Santosh Jadhav and Navnath Suryawanshi were arrested from Gujarat last night. We have their remand till June 20. Further probe to be done including their links with Lawrence Bishnoi's gang and in the murder Moose Wala."

He further said that Jadhav was earlier wanted by the Pune Rural police in connection with the brutal murder of criminal Onkar Bankhule from the Manchar area of Pune in August 2021.

Earlier, Sourav Mahakal an accomplice of Santosh Jadhav and a suspect in Singer Sidhu Moose Wala's murder case was also arrested on June 8.

The Delhi Police had earlier said gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, currently in its custody, was the mastermind behind singer Sidhu Moosewala's murder, and that a close associate of the main shooter involved in the brutal killing in Punjab's Mansa last month had been arrested.

On the trail of singer Sidhu Moosewala's killers, the Punjab Police on June 6 arrested Sandeep alias Kekra, who allegedly provided real-time information to the eight sharp-shooters on the singer's movement. Police officials said Kekra had provided clues that pointed to the involvement of Lawrence Bishnoi, his brother Anmol and nephew Sachin.

Singer Sidhu Moose Wala was shot dead by assailants in Jawaharke village of Punjab's Mansa district on May 29. The incident took place a day after his security was withdrawn by the Punjab police among 424 others.

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