New Delhi, September 12: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday carried out raids in various locations including Delhi, Haryana and Punjab against suspected “terrorist gangs” linked to the murder of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala, sources said.
According to reports, the NIA has carried out various search operations in Haryana, Punjab and Delhi, and in the National Capital Region (NCR). The searches were carried out to arrest suspects believed to be linked to terrorist gangs involved in the murder of Sidhu Moose Wala.
Earlier, with the arrest of the latest accused gunman Deepak Mundi and his two assistants from the Indo-Nepal border in West Bengal on Sunday, Punjab police arrested the 23rd accused in the Sidhu Moosewala murder case.
Police said the defendants were arrested as they attempted to flee to Nepal. The other two people arrested have been identified as Kapil Pandit and Rajinder aka Joker. The operation was carried out jointly by the Punjab Police Anti-Gangster Task Force (AGTF), Delhi Police and central agencies.
“When the Punjab Police arrested the sixth and final shooter in the case, the entire conspiracy and modus operandi as well as the links between these gangsters came to light,” the Punjab Police said.
An AGTF team led by AIG Gurmeet Chauhan and DSP Bikram Brar flew Mundi and his two assistants to Punjab late Saturday night.
“Deepak Mudi, the main assassin, had fired indiscriminately at Punjabi singer Shubhdeep Singh alias Sidhu Moosewala who died on May 29,” Director General of Police (DGP) of Punjab Gaurav Yadav told a press conference.
Meanwhile, a total of 35 people are charged in the Moosewala murder case, of whom 23 have been arrested and two have been incapacitated. The other four are out of the country and six are still at large.