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Moosewala’s manager moves HC for protection, cites threat from gangsters Bishnoi and Brar

Shagan Preet Singh also seeks anticipatory bail in the Vicky Middukhera murder case

Moosewala was shot dead near Mansa on May 29. Since then, police in several states have made a spate of arrests. (File)

Slain singer-politician Sidhu Moosewala’s manager Shaganpreet Singh Tuesday moved two separate petitions in the Punjab and Haryana High Court — the first seeking protection citing potential threat to life from gangsters Lawrence Bishnoi and Satwinder Singh alias Goldy Brar and the second seeking anticipatory bail in Youth Akali leader Vicky Middukhera’s murder case. The petitions are yet to come up for hearing.

Goldy Brar, a close aide of Bishnoi, had claimed that their gang killed Moosewala to avenge the murder of Middukhera, who was shot dead in August last year in Mohali. The Bishnoi gang had earlier accused Shaganpreet of playing an active role in Middukhera’s murder. The 29-year-old Shaganpreet, who had moved to Australia in April this year, through senior advocate Vinod Ghai and advocates Kanika Ahuja and Gaurav Dutta has contended that he was working as a de-facto manager with Moosewala, being one of his closest friends.

Referring to investigation into Middukhera’s murder, the petition states: “The petitioner was neither named in the FIR nor his role had surfaced during the investigation conducted for around eight months. The investigating agency, by taking the benefit of his absence, manipulated disclosure statement of one Ajay alias Sunny alias Lifty on April 10, 2022, introducing the name of petitioner”.

“This disclosure statement was manipulated with ulterior motives and was recorded under pressure and coercion. This is apparent from the fact that alleged disclosure naming the petitioner was recorded after eight months of the FIR”.

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The petition states that Shaganpreet “has been implicated in the FIR on the basis of alleged disclosure statement of co-accused, which is inadmissible in law”.

First published on: 28-06-2022 at 04:46:49 pm
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