A criminal case was filed against Punjabi pop singer Sidhu Moose Wala and five police personnel, after a video in which he was seen shooting at a firing range went viral on social media. The Punjab Police has filed an FIR against the singer Sidhu Moose Wala and either other people on the grounds of violating the lockdown norms. Punjab Police DGP Dinkar Gupta has also suspended the DSP Headquarters, Sangrur Daljit Singh Virk for not taking appropriate action against the singer Sidhu Moose Wala. DGP asked SSP Sangrur to investigate the case.
The report stated that DSP Daljit Singh Virk who had facilitated the shooting at the firing range in village Badbar for Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala, at a time when the entire state is under curfew, is also suspended.
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 Musse Wala 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 suspected guilty in allowing singer Sidhu Moose Wala the firing range for the shooting of song.
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According to sources along with the singer other Police Official ls including DSP Daljit Singh Virk has also suspended in the case, further investigations are in progress, an official spokesperson of the Police Department said.
Punjab Police Hqrs. has moved a reference to the State Home department for initiating departmental enquiry against DSP Daljit Singh Virk, the spokesperson stated. The singer has not been caught violating the law for the first time, earlier in February, a case was registered against Sidhu Moose Wala and Mankirt Aulakh for allegedly promoting gun culture and violence through a song uploaded on social media.
Criminal case filed against Punjabi pop singer Sidhu Moosewala and 5 police personnel,after a video showing him shooting at a firing range went viral on social media. Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta has also ordered immediate suspension of DSP Headquarters Sangrur Daljit Singh Virk— ANI (@ANI) May 4, 2020