Moose Wala murder: Punjab CM announces to set up judicial commission under sitting judge of HC
TNN / May 30, 2022, 14:54 IST
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann announced to set up of a judicial commission under the chairmanship of a sitting judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court for inquiring into the murder of famous Punjab singer Sidhu Moose Wala.
Mann also directed Punjab director general of police VK Bhawra to issue a clarification regarding his press conference about the incident in which he had termed the killing as a fallout of inter-gang rivalry, a contention which has been strongly objected by the family of the deceased singer.
In a letter to the Chief Minister, Balkar Singh Sidhu, father of the slain singer, asked for a probe by a sitting high court judge and also demanded an apology from the DGP for his comments made during the press conference on Sunday.
While acceding to the request of Moose Wala’s father, Mann said that the state government will request the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court to get the case inquired by the sitting judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court and ensure full cooperation with the inquiry commission including roping in of any of the central agency like National Investigation Agency (NIA).
Condemning the gruesome murder of the singer, the Chief Minister said that the government will leave no stone unturned to put the perpetrators of this heinous crime behind the bars. Mann said that he has already issued directions to the Police for thorough investigation of the case in a prompt and result oriented manner.
The Chief Minister categorically said that all the aspects of security reduction of the late singer are also under scrutiny and the responsibility of lapse, if any, will be fixed. While expressing shock and grief at the demise of Sidhu Moose Wala, the Chief Minister said that the departed singer was a celebrated artist and a cultural icon of Punjab.
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