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Punjabi Singer Sidhu Moosewala shot dead day after Security withdrawn

Punjab :

May 29 : Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Jawaharke village of Mansa District on Sunday,

This follows just a day after Punjab Police withdrew security of 424 people, including of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala.

Sidhu Moosewala had contested the Punjab assembly election on a Congress ticket from Mansa and was defeated by the AAP candidate Vijay Singla by a huge margin of 63,000 votes. 

Vijay Singla was recently sacked by Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann over charges of corruption.

Last month, Sidhu Moosewala had sparked a row after he targeted the Aam Aadmi Party and its supporters in his latest song ‘Scapegoat’. The singer had allegedly called AAP supporters ‘gaddar’ (traitor) in his song.

Who is Sidhu Moosewala?

Born on June 17, 1993, Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu aka Sidhu Moosewala belongs to the Moose Wala village in Mansa District.

Moose Wala had a fan following running into millions and was popular for his rap.

Moose Wala held a degree in Electrical Engineering. 

He had learned music during his college days and had later moved to Canada.

Sidhu Moosewala was also known as one of the most controversial Punjabi singers, openly promoting gun culture, glorifying gangsters in provocative songs. 

His song 'Jatti Jeonay Morh Di Bandook Wargi', released in September 2019, kicked off a controversy over a reference to 18th century Sikh warrior Mai Bhago.

He was accused of showing this Sikh warrior in a Poor light. 

Moosewala had later tendered an apology.