Suspect from Uttarakhand is first arrest to be made in Sidhu Moose Wala murder
New Delhi/IBNS: On the day Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala was cremated, the police made the first arrest in the horrific murder case.
The accused, Manpreet, has been arrested from Uttarakhand. He was among the six detained by the cops over the murder of the popular singer, who was shot dead on Sunday.
He has been sent to police custody for five days.
Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, known as Sidhu Moose Wala, was shot dead on Sunday by unidentified gunmen in Punjab's Mansa district.
He was murdered just a day after his security cover was scaled down.
The Aam Aadmi Party-led Punjab government has been receiving flak for withdrawing the security of Moose Wala.
The singer, who had also contested the Punjab elections earlier this year on a Congress ticket, was shot 30 times with an automatic assault rifle, the police said.
On Tuesday, his body was taken to his fields, where his last rites were performed by his father, in the singer's favourite tractor 5911, which was decorated by his family members with flowers and his photograph.
Earlier, the Punjab police had said the killing seemed to be the result of an inter-gang rivalry.
Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar, a close aide of gang leader Lawrence Bishnoi, in a post on social media site claimed responsibility for the murder of the popular singer.