Two dead, one injured as Moosewala killers fight inside jail

Gangsters Mandeep Singh, Manmohan Singh died inside Goindwal Sahib Jail

NEW DELHI | Updated: 26 February, 2023 8:43 pm IST
Keshav Bhatinda, who is one of the conspirators in the Siddhu Moosewala murder case, was injured in the jail attack 

In a development that raised more than a few eyebrows, the killers of slain Punjabi singer Siddhu Moosewala fought inside a jail in Punjab, leaving two killers dead and another injured.

The bloodbath took place inside the Central Jail, Goindwal on Sunday, February 26. It involved sharp-edged weapons made by inmates inside the prison.

According to Punjab police, a fight broke out between inmates of Goindwal Sahib jail at around 3 pm. Gangsters Mandeep Singh alias Tofaan and Manmohan Singh alias Manna died in the fight. Another inmate, Keshav Bhatinda, suffered injuries.

All three are accused of the murder of Sidhu Moosewala, who was assassinated on May 30, last year.

“There was a fight between miscreants in Goindwal Sahib Jail. Mandeep Singh Toofan, a resident of Rayya, and Manmohan Singh Mohana, a resident of Budhlada, died in the incident. While Keshav, a resident of Bathinda, has been admitted to the civil hospital in Tarn Taran for treatment,” DSP Jaspal Singh said.

According to police, Keshav is one of the conspirators apprehended by the Delhi Police Special Cell near Mundra Port in Gujarat in July.

Later, Punjab Police, which is investigating the Moosewala murder case, took his custody and lodged him in Tarn Taran’s central jail. “He is undergoing treatment,” the police said.

Moosewala was murdered on May 29 near his residence when he was on his way to meet his relative in Mansa. He received multiple bullets from a dozen attackers.

The murder was allegedly planned by jailed gangster Lawrence Bishnoi and his Canada-based accomplice Goldy Brar.

The Punjab police arrested a total of 20 persons including all six shooters and other conspirators and co-conspirators in the case.

In August, Punjab Police filed an 1850-page chargesheet naming 36 persons in the case. In December, a supplementary charge sheet was filed by the police.

Two of the accused were killed in an encounter at the village of Bhakna Kalan in Amritsar district.

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