Sidhu Musewala murder case: Mahakal a close aide of ‘mastermind’ Lawrence and his possible link to the Salman Khan threat case. people news

New Delhi: The Punjab Police has arrested two more gangsters in connection with the murder of Punjabi singer Sidhu Musewala, who was shot dead in Mansa district last month. One of them, Siddhesh Hiraman Kamale alias Mahakal, has been arrested from Pune in a joint operation with the Maharashtra Police in a case under the Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act.

Here’s everything we know about Mahakal: Sidhu Moosewala’s close friend to the shooter and a key member of the Lawrence Bishnoi syndicate

According to PTI, the police claim that Mahakal acted as a close aide of the main shooter in the killing of the singer and was remanded to 14-day police custody by the Maharashtra Police.

Another suspect and his close aide Santosh Jadhav, identified as a shooter in the killing of Sidhu Musewala, have also been arrested from Pune in Maharashtra.

The police also claim that Mahakal is the accomplice of shooter Santosh Jadhav and the suspect in the singer. Sidhu Musewala murder case, Mahakal, against whom the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act (MCOCA) was invoked, was wanted by the Pune (Rural) police for allegedly sheltering Santosh Jadhav, against whom a murder case was filed at Pune’s Manchar police station in 2021 was recorded.

According to the police, Mahakal has carried out the incident at the behest of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi in Moga district of Punjab. Mahakal committed the crime along with Lawrence, the main shooter of Moosewala’s murder.

Mahakal Lawrence is a prominent member of Bishnoi Syndicate. Police said he was involved in a recent attempt to murder case in Rajasthan’s Jaipur in association with the Bishnoi Syndicate.

He said that as per the preliminary inquiries conducted so far, Mahakal was linked to more than one shooter after the murder of Musewala and thereafter.

Meanwhile, a Mumbai Police team has also reached Pune to interrogate Mahakal in connection with the threat letter issued to Bollywood superstar Salman Khan and his father Salim Khan. According to police, an unsigned letter threatening Salman Khan and his father Salim Khan was found near Bandra Bandstand promenade in Mumbai on Sunday. Police sources said on the condition of anonymity that the letter in Hindi states that both Salim Khan and his son will soon have the same fate as the late singer Sidhu Moosewala (Tera Moosawala Bane Denge). According to the police, Salim Khan found the letter on a bench where he sits after jogging every morning. He received letters in the name of himself and Salman from around 7.30 am to 8.00 am.

According to the police, the role of Sachin Bishnoi, a relative of Lawrence Bishnoi, has also come to the fore in the murder of Sidhu Musewala.

However, the main shooter involved in the murder is yet to be traced to the police. Efforts are on in coordination with several state police forces to nab the prime attacker.

A 28-year-old singer-politician Musewala was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Punjab’s Mansa district on May 29, a day after the Punjab government downgraded his security. According to Delhi Police, gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, the mastermind behind the murder of singer Sidhu Musewala, is currently in his custody. However, the police did not give details about the motive behind the murder of the popular singer and Congress leader and how Bishnoi conspired to commit the crime despite being lodged in the high-security Tihar Jail in the national capital.

(with inputs from PTI)

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