Three arrested over murder of popular hip-hop artist

Three arrested over murder of popular hip-hop artist

Three arrested over murder of popular hip-hop artist

Three arrested over murder of popular hip-hop Artist

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  • Three men were arrested in India for the murder of hip-hop artist Sidhu Moose Wala.
  • Police seize a cache of weapons from the suspects, including a grenade launcher.
  • Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar claimed responsibility for organizing the rapper’s murder.
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Three men have been arrested in India for the murder of hip-hop artist Sidhu Moose Wala, with police seizing a cache of weapons from the suspects, including a grenade launcher.

Last month, Moose Wala, also known by his birth name Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, was shot dead in his car in Punjab’s northern province.

The 28-year-old was a well-known musician in India as well as in Punjabi communities around the world, particularly in Canada and the United Kingdom.

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Special police commissioner H.S. Dhaliwal told reporters in Delhi on Monday that three suspects were arrested in the western state of Gujarat over the weekend.

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Police recovered high-explosive grenades, a grenade launcher, an assault rifle, electric detonators and pistols from the suspects.

Local media reports said Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar had claimed responsibility for organising the rapper’s murder and was in touch with the hitmen on the morning of the crime.

“Brar called one of the shooters on the day of the incident and ordered him to ensure the murder of Moose Wala,” the Hindustan Times newspaper quoted a police officer as saying.

“If guns don’t work, kill him in a blast, was his order,” the officer told the daily.

Moose Wala rose to fame with catchy songs that attacked rival rappers and politicians, portraying himself as a man who fought for his community’s pride, delivered justice and gunned down enemies.

He was criticized for promoting gun culture through his music videos, in which he regularly posed with firearms.

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His assassination also brought attention to organized crime in Punjab, which serves as a major transit point for drugs entering India from Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Many observers attribute an increase in gang-related violence and the use of illegal weapons in the state to the narcotics trade — primarily heroin and opium.

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