The Supreme Court in the case of Jagjit Singh vs State of Punjab heard plea seeking that the investigation into the murder of singer Sidhu Moose Wala be transferred from the Punjab Police to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
The first information report (FIR) dated May 29, which was registered for offences under the Indian Penal Code and the Arms Act, was sought to be transferred in a petition filed by BJP leader Jagjit Singh.
The way the cold blooded killing was done in broad daylight is indicative of the fact that the state machinery in the state of Punjab has miserably failed in its duty not only to prevent the crime but also to effectively curb the menace of gangwars,”Advocate Namit Saxena filed the plea
Last week, assailants shot and killed Moosewala (28) while he was driving his sport utility vehicle (SUV). According to the Punjab Police, the Lawrence Bishnoi gang was involved in the murder, and a gangster from Canada named Goldy Brar took credit for it. Bishnoi’s close aide Brar is said to be.
In his petition to the Supreme Court, Moose Wala’s security was removed by the Punjab government just a day before he was killed, and information about it was widely circulated in the media.
Manpreet Singh, one of the co-conspirators in the crime, was apprehended and detained in the state of Uttarakhand, according to the plea.
As a result, the petitioner claimed that the other co-accused persons were likely to flee in order to avoid the law.
Surprisingly, the plea claimed that the role of separatists seeking to establish Khalistan cannot be ruled out because the state has yet to overcome the Khalistani movement.