Accused in Sidhu Moose Wala murder case escapes custody
Popular singer and politician Sidhu Moose Wala was shot dead near his home in May.
NEW DELHI (Web Desk) - An accused in the Sidhu Moose Wala murder case, who is said to be a close aide of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, is reported to have escaped from the Police’s Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) unit’s custody in Indian Punjab.
A source privy to the development confirmed that Bishnoi’s aide, Deepak Tinu, has escaped. The Punjab police had brought him on transit remand from the Tihar jail in Delhi on July 4 in the Moose Wala murder case.
Popular singer and politician Sidhu Moose Wala was shot dead near his home in May, triggering a massive probe. The downgrading of his security cover - by the Punjab government - was massively criticised following his killing.
Amid the ever-deepening probe, more than 30 accused have been identified so far and key links have been drawn to Bishnoi. Twenty-four arrests have been made so far.