Live Updates: Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann assures justice to Sidhu Moosewala’s family: ‘Will not forgive guilty at any cost’
Live Updates: The security arrangements ahead of Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann’s visit to Moosa village sparked protests
Bhagwant Mann’s visit to Moosa Live Updates: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann’s Friday assured justice to singer Sidhu Moosewala’s family, adding “We will not forgive the guilty at any cost.” Visiting the family at the Moosa village in Punjab’s Mansa district, Mann said, “I assure you that the culprits would be caught soon.”
Ahead of his visit, villagers protested against the tight security arrangements put in place by the Punjab Police. Local AAP MLA Gurpreet Singh Banawali also faced the anger of the people. He had to return back from the village after apologising to the villagers for the problems they faced due to the security arrangements. He was supposed to accompany the Punjab CM during his visit.
The Punjab Police turned the village into a fortress, restricting all the movements inside the village. This sparked protests by the villagers who raised slogans against the Punjab government and Chief Minister.
The Punjab government has decided to restore the security of all the 424 people whose security had been withdrawn as per a notification dated May 26. The decision, coming close on the heels of the killing of singer Sidhu Moosewala, who was among the protectees whose security was withdrawn, was intimated by the government to the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday.
The security will be restored from June 7.
The state also submitted a report in a sealed cover, as directed by the court during the previous hearing to determine whether the withdrawal / down-gradation / de-categorization of security of the beneficiaries was done on the basis of objective data.
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Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann’s Friday met singer Sidhu Moosewala’s father at the Moosa village in Punjab’s Mansa district to offer his condolences.
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann’s arrived at the late singer Sidhu Moosewala’s house at the Moosa village in Punjab’s Mansa district to offer condolences to the family.
AAP blamed Congress for the protests in the Moosa village ahead of Bhagwant Mann’s visit. “Congress is playing dirty politics. Congress’s ex-MLA is creating a scene at the village. Punjab is watching. They have been playing politics over the death of a shining star,” a party statement said.
“The Punjab CM is performing his responsibility by visiting Moosewala’s family to pay condolences,” it added.
IG Bathinda range Pardeep Yadav confirmed that Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann will visit Moosa village to offer his condolences to the family. Protests by villagers over the security arrangements ahead of the CM’s visit had raised questions over the CM’s arrival.
Hours before Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann’s scheduled visit to singer-politician Sidhu Moosewala’s family at Moosa village in Mansa, angry villagers on Friday came out on the streets, protesting the high security arrangements that were put in place and forced Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Gurpreet Singh Banawali to apologise and return from the village.
The incident is likely to affect chief minister Mann’s plans to visit Moosewala’s family, sources said. Asked if there was any change in plans, however, the sub divisional magistrate of Mansa said that she had no information about it.