"I lost everything within moments."
Sidhu Moose Wala’s father has filed an FIR, stating that he witnessed his son being shot.
On May 29, 2022, Balkaur Singh learnt that his son had left home without his security guards or his bulletproof vehicle.
Fearing a threat to his son’s life, Balkaur went after Sidhu.
When Balkaur arrived at Jawaharke, he saw a Toyota Corolla with four people inside following Sidhu’s car.
The FIR stated: “After his son took a turn towards village Barnala, a Bolero vehicle with four youths stopped in front of his son’s car.”
Balkaur explained that the occupants of both cars then began firing at Sidhu’s car before fleeing. He said his son was shot several times.
He, along with the help of some locals, took Sidhu Moose Wala and two of his injured friends to the hospital, however, Sidhu passed away.
Balkaur Singh said: “By the time we reached the spot, the assailants had fled.
“I was in shock and it took me some time to get back to my senses.
“When we rushed him to hospital, doctors declared him dead. I lost everything within moments.”
Sidhu’s friend Gurwinder, who was injured in the shooting, said:
“I fired twice from my pistol, but the assailants surrounded the car from three sides and started firing, mainly at Moose Wala. I ducked to save myself.”
Balkaur Singh filed a complaint and a murder case was registered.
In his complaint, Balkaur said that his son had received death threats from the Lawrence Bishnoi gang and other gangsters. As a result, Sidhu kept a bulletproof vehicle.
He urged the Punjab government to involve the CBI and NIA.
He also demanded a public apology from the DGP for linking his son’s murder to gang violence.
It is believed that the family has not agreed to a post-mortem to be conducted.
In a letter, Balkaur said: “Shubhdeep’s mother is asking me where her son is and when he will return. What reply should I give?
“I hope that I will get justice.
“This case should be inquired by a sitting judge of the high court. The Punjab government should ensure assistance of the CBI and the NIA in the inquiry.”
Meanwhile, IGP Faridkot Pradeep Kumar Yadav said that new developments have surfaced.
According to police, approximately 30 rounds of ammunition were fired from at least three weapons.
Yadav said: “Entire panel of doctors is there, family members are there.
“We are proceeding with it (post-mortem) as per norms. Let the post-mortem be done, let doctors say what they want to say.
“Our teams have worked on different aspects. Many important leads have surfaced. Some people have been rounded up.
“Many developments are coming to the fore like how the conspiracy was hatched. Gangsters are involved.”
“Soon we will unravel the details.”
After Sidhu Moose Wala’s murder came to light, fans, villagers and political leaders gathered at his home village of Moose in Mansa district, Punjab, to pay their respects.
One villager, Satvir Kaur, said: “It was not his time yet; he has left us too soon.
“I don’t know how his parents will cope with this. People responsible for this crime must be punished.”
Another local named Rupinder Singh said:
“Moose Wala was a star but always met his fans humbly. I still can’t believe he is gone. Someone who is loved by millions should not go like this.”
Sidhu Moose Wala’s funeral is taking place on May 31, 2022, and according to reports, he was set to marry Canadian PR Amandeep Kaur in November.