Sidhu Moosewala Murder Case: Singer’s father opposes virtual court hearing, says ‘We are helpless’

Sidhu Moosewala’s father stated that guarantees were given to him that the indicted would physically present in court.

Balkaur Sidhu, father of Punjabi musician Sidhu Moosewala who was shot, objected to the virtual production of those accused in his son’s murder case, claiming that guarantees were given to him that the indicted would appear in court physically.

“We were assured that the accused would be produced physically. But they are not produced properly on the VC (Video Conference). Today, out of 25 accused, 22 were produced. (Lawrence) Bishnoi did not speak anything because he had a ‘Maun Vrat’ today. We are very helpless in this situation,” he said on Thursday.


The delay in presenting the accused in court has slowed the process of committing the chargesheet to the district and sessions court, where the murder trial is still proceeding. The subject will be heard again on November 2nd.

Sidhu Moosewala, 28, was killed in Mansa on May 29, last year, a day after the state government reduced his security cover.

Locals discovered Moosewala collapsed in the driver’s seat after the Punjabi musician was shot at point-blank range by gunmen who fired over 30 rounds at him. The incident happened two days after the Punjab Police dropped security for 424 people, including Moosewala.

The Punjab Police Special Investigation Team (SIT) has filed three chargesheets against 32 people, including gangsters Lawrence Bishnoi and Goldy Brar, alleging that the murder was part of a series of retaliatory killings between the Bishnoi and Bambiha gangs.

According to the inquiry, criminal Lawrence Bishnoi was the architect of the killing. Goldy Brar, a close aide who is thought to be based in Canada, was also being investigated in this case. Interpol was used to issue a Red Corner Notice to Brar.

Moosewala ran as a Congress candidate in the last Punjab Assembly election, but was beaten by AAP’s Vijay Singla.