Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu (11 June 1993 – 29 May 2022), better realized by his stage name Sidhu Moose Wala, was an Indian vocalist, rapper, entertainer and lawmaker related with Punjabi music and Punjabi cinema. He began his profession as a lyricist for the melody “License” by Ninja, and started his singing vocation on a two part harmony tune named “G Wagon”. Following his presentation, he worked together with Brown Boyz for different tracks which were delivered by Humble Music.
Moose Wala acquired wide consideration with his track “So High”. In 2018, he delivered his presentation collection PBX 1, which crested at 66th on Billboard Canadian Albums diagram. Following the collection, he began delivering his melodies freely. His 2019 single “47” was positioned on the UK Singles Chart. In 2020, Moose Wala was named by The Guardian among 50 exceptional artists. Ten of his tunes have crested on UK Asian outline, two of which have topped the graph. His tune “Bambiha Bole” was among the main five on Global YouTube music outline. In 2021, he delivered Moosetape, tracks from which diagrammed universally including Canadian Hot 100, UK Asian, and New Zealand Hot graphs.
Moose Wala was known for his disputable melodious style, frequently advancing weapon societies, while likewise testing strict sentiments similar to the case connected with Mai Bhago, a loved figure in Sikhism. He had confronted lawful difficulties for advancing firearm culture and utilizing fiery and impelling verses in his songs. As of 2022, there were four continuous lawbreaker bodies of evidence against him. Moose Wala was an individual from the Indian National Congress, and fruitlessly challenged the 2022 Punjab Legislative Assembly political race from Mansa. He was shot dead by unidentified attackers on 29 May 2022.
How Sidhu Moose Wala died ?
Moose Wala was shot dead in his car on 29 May 2022 in Jawaharke village of Mansa district, by unidentified assailants. According to police, the killing was caused by gang rivalry.
According to police, at around 4:30 pm, he left his house with his cousin Gurpreet Singh and neighbour Gurwinder Singh. Moose Wala was driving his black Mahindra Thar SUV, and his father was following him in a separate car. When the SUV reached the village Jawaharke, two other cars intercepted and blocked it. 30 rounds were fired during the incident which also injured two other men. He was brought dead to the Civil Hospital in Mansa.
Moose Wala was among the 424 people, whose police security was reduced or entirely removed the day before, in preparation for the anniversary of Operation Blue Star, leaving him with two commandos only, as compared to four earlier. At the time of the incident, Moose Wala was travelling in his private car accompanied by two others instead of his bullet-proof vehicle and the police commandos.
According to the police, Moose Wala’s killing appeared to be done to avenge the murder of an Akali leader, Vicky Middukhera in 2021. Moose Wala’s aide was accused of having a role in the killing of Middukhera.A Canadian gangster of Punjabi origin, identified as Satinder Singh alias Goldy Brar, claimed responsibility for the murder. Brar, a close associate of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi claimed that his “Punjab Module” (gang) carried out the shooting. Both Brar and Bishnoi have criminal cases against them in India. The Punjab police later confirmed Bishnoi’s involvement.
Subsequently in the FIR, Moose Wala’s father revealed that Sidhu was receiving death threats from gangsters for extortion purposes, a statement corroborated by singer Mika Singh.
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann condemned the murder. Calling Moose Wala “a cultural icon of Punjab” he expressed shock and grief on his death and condoled the aggrieved family. CM ordered an investigation into why Moose Wala’s security was reduced by the Punjab police two days ago. Mann announced setting up of a judicial commission headed by a sitting judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court to investigate the killing.
Police found bullets of AN-94 Russian assault rifle and a pistol at the spot of the killing. Police have detained six suspects in the incident from the state of Uttarakhand. On 30 May, one of the murder suspect was detained by the Punjab Police while he was hiding among the pilgrims of Gurudwara Shri Hemkund Sahib.
On 30 May, the Delhi-unit of Indian National Congress staged a protest near Aam Aadmi Party supremo Arvind Kejriwal’s residence holding the AAP-ruled Government of Punjab responsible for the incident, blaming the state government’s decision to curtail Moosewala’s security cover.