Sidhu Moose Wala murder: Punjab BJP leader files plea in SC seeking transfer of case to CBI
A BJP leader from Punjab has filed a plea in the Supreme Court seeking transfer of Sidhu Moose Wala’s murder case to the CBI.
- BJP leader Jagjit Singh Milkha files petition in Supreme Court to transfer Sidhu Moose Wala murder case to CBI
- Milkha levels serious allegations against Punjab government in the petition
- The Punjab government had removed the security of Sidhu Moose Wala (Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu) a day earlier.
A petition to transfer the Sidhu Moose Wala murder case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was filed in the Supreme Court on Saturday, June 4. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from Punjab, Jagjit Singh Milkha, filed the plea in the top court. In his petition, he has demanded that the Sidhu Moose Wala murder case be transferred to the CBI.
The petition was filed by Supreme Court advocates Sarthak Chaturvedi, Namit Saxena and Shubham Jaiswal. The plea states that there is an atmosphere of fear in Punjab, and the apex court should take cognisance of the matter.
Further, the plea said that the fundamental rights of the people are being violated and the safety of the common man is in danger.
In his public interest litigation, Milkha has raised questions against the Punjab government over the murder of Siddu Moose Wala. He pointed out that a day before Moose Wala’s killing, the singer-politician’s security was removed and then it was publicised.
The plea claimed that the murder had strings attached to an international gang, so it should be investigated by a central probe agency such as the CBI.
Drugs and gun culture have become very common in Punjab. Khalistani supporters are spreading their feet in a big way in Punjab, so national security should be kept in mind and a CBI investigation should be done into the whole matter.
MOOSE WALA KILLED IN SHOOT OUT
On May 29, unidentified gunmen ambushed Moose Wala in Jawarharke village in Mansa and opened fire at the car he was travelling in. At least three weapons, including an AN-94 assault rifle, were used and thirty empty bullet casings were recovered from the site.
The killing took place mere days after the singer-politician’s security cover was revoked by the Punjab government. Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar, a member of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang, claimed responsibility for Moose Wala’s murder.
Police claimed that the singer’s murder appeared to be in retaliation for Akali leader Vicky Middukhera’s murder that took place last year