Friday 18 September 2020


- Posted on 04 May 2020

CHANDIGARH, MAY 4: Acting swiftly against controversial Punjabi pop singer, Sidhu Moosewala, Barnala police on Monday registered criminal cases against him and five police personnel, after a video showing the singer shooting at a firing range went viral on social media.

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.

After the video went viral, the DGP directed 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 DGP took a stern view of the DSP’s act of deputing police personnel attached with him at the shooting range unauthorizedly, and acting in a manner unbecoming of an officer.

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.

Meanwhile, Punjab Police Hqrs. has moved a reference to the State Home department for initiating  departmental enquiry against DSP Daljit Singh Virk, the spokesperson further disclosed.

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