Punjab Police made the first arrest in Sidhu on Tuesday Moosewala Murder the case and obtained five days of pre-trial detention for the accused, identified as Manpreet Singh Bhau.
Bhau was brought before a court in Mansa and taken into custody for five days.
The arrest came within 24 hours of the murder which shocked everyone in the music world. Manpreet was among six people arrested in Dehradun on Monday.
Manpreet Singh Bhau hails from Dhapyi village in Faridkot. He is the cousin of Manpreet Singh Manna, who was locked up in Ferozpur Jail and remanded in custody by Mansa Police on Monday in connection with the Sidhu Moosewala murder case. Manna is also a mobster and is in custody for killing mobster Kulbir Naruana.
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Sources said Manpreet Singh Bhau provided logistical support to the attackers but was not among the attackers. Police are awaiting more information on Manpreet’s attackers. According to sources, Manpreet Singh Bhau had given a white Tata Corolla car owned by Manpreet Singh Manna to the attackers. The car was seen following the Thar of Sidhu Moosewala closely and it was the first car that approached the victim’s car and those inside the Corolla started shooting at the Thar .
After the first lap, other attackers in another Bolero car, which was following the Corolla, joined the first group of attackers and fired on Moosewala.
Manpreet Singh Bhau has nine cases registered against him in Faridkot, Ropar and Muktsar. Most cases fall under the Weapons Act, charges of kidnapping and murder.
Manpreet’s arrest also confirmed that police have yet to arrest the attackers.