May 5, 2020 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh: Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala had come in close proximities with the Punjab police administration in past few months. The link turned so close that Punjab police had lent its official logo to a song sung by Sidhu Mossewala and the song was released/tweeted by Punjab police chief DGP Dinkar Gupta over Twitter.
After this Sidhu Moose Wala backed Punjab police’s social media campaign #MainBhiHarjitSingh.
All this did not stop here. Punjab police personnel allowed Sidhu Mossewala to use sophisticated automatic weapons and extended him help in shooting target in a training range. This venture took place at Badbar shooting range on May 4 amidst lockdown and curfew in Punjab. The shooting was arranged by a Punjab police DSP.
When the gun shooting video of Sidhu Moose Wala and police personnel went viral over social media, the Punjab police registered a case against the singer.
NOW SIDHU MOOSE WALA BECOMES “CONTROVERSIAL PUNJABI POP SINGER” for PUNJAB GOVT.:
In a tweet, official Twitter handle of Punjab government termed Sidhu Moose Wala as “controversial #Punjabi pop singer”.
The cases were registered on directions of @DGPPunjabPolice Dinkar Gupta, who also ordered immediate suspension of DSP Headquarters Sangrur, Daljit Singh Virk, pending enquiry on charges of delinquency in duty…….(2/2)
— Government of Punjab (@PunjabGovtIndia) May 4, 2020
An official press release by Punjab government also terms Sidhu Moose Wala as “controversial Punjabi pop singer”.
CASE REGISTERED AGAINST SIDHU MOOSE WALA:
Barnala police on Monday (May 4) registered criminal cases against Sidhu Moose Wala and five police personnel, after a video showing the singer shooting at a firing range went viral on social media.
An official press release says that “SSP Sangrur to conduct a preliminary enquiry, which prima facie established that the DSP had facilitated the shooting at the firing range in village Badbar, at a time when the entire state is under curfew. On receipt of the report, a Departmental Enquiry was initiated against the DSP and cases were registered against the accused.
“The cases were registered on directions of Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta, who also ordered immediate suspension of DSP Headquarters Sangrur, Daljit Singh Virk, pending enquiry on charges of delinquency in duty”, statement reads furhter.
A criminal case, FIR no. 57 dated 4.5.20 under sections 188 IPC and section 51 of the Disaster Management Act, has been registered at Police Station Dhanaula, District Barnala against Sidhu Mussewala r/o Mansa, Karam Singh Lehal r/o Sangrur, Inder Singh Grewal r/o Sangrur, Jang Sher Singh r/o Patiala, and 5 police officers, including one Sub-Inspector, two Head Constables and two Constables. All the police officers are posted in Sangrur district and further investigations are in progress, an official spokesperson of the Police Department said.
PUNJAB POLCIE STILL FAVOURING SIDHU MOOSE WALA – NOT BOOKED UNDER ARMS ACT:
Sidhu Mooswala used sophisticated automatic weapon (AK-47), most likely belonging to the Punjab police, but he is booked only for violating curfew (u/s 188 IPC) and for obstructing officials or refusing to copy with directions under Disaster Management Act (u/s 51 DMA).
Sidhu Moose Wala is not booked under Arms Act for using unauthorised AK-47, which shows that Punjab police is still offering him favours.
@PunjabPoliceInd #Fir against #sidhumoosewala has prima facie flaw as no section of #ArmsAct is mentioned. @DGPPunjabPolice must b aware that incident also invites sec. 336 of IPC & Sec. 25/27 of Arms Act. Is @PunjabPoliceInd paying back Moose Wala for supporting it earlier ??
— Jaspal Singh Manjhpur (@manjhpur) May 5, 2020
FIR NOT UPLOADED ONLINE on BARNALA POLICE WEBSITE:
The Punjab police has not uploaded FIR registered against Sidhu Moose Wala on website of Barnala police.
When checked by Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) on Tuesday (May 5) at 10:18 am (IST), the FIR No. 57 was not available for Dhanaula police station on Barnala police website.
“Oops! No Records Available…”, reads the response generated to a search query for the FIR No. 57 of PSOC Dhanaula Barnala on official website of district police website.
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