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Two shot dead in Punjab encounter

At least two men wanted for questioning in connection with Shubhdeep Moosewala's murder were shot dead by the Punjab Police on Wednesday near the India-Pakistan border in Amritsar district, officials said.

There were also injuries to three police officers and a cameraman during the nearly five hours of fighting, officials said, but their injuries were not life-threatening.

Manpreet Manu and Jagdeep Rupa were the two victims identified by the police. Based on their testimony, they claimed that Lawrence Bishnoi was supplied with sharpshooters by the Jaggu Bhagwanpuria gang in connection with the Moosewala assassination.

"An encounter resulted in the deaths of Manpreet Manu and Jagdeep Bhai Rupa. Promotion Ban, ADGP, and Anti Gangster Task Force, said both were wanted in the Sidhu Moosewala murder case (AGTF).

A secluded house in the middle of farmland near Bhakna village, about 14 kilometres from the border, is where police say Manu and Rupa were hiding when they were cornered. An officer said, "They were asked to surrender but opened fire at the police."

He arrived at the spot where police later recovered an AK-47, a pistol, and a bag of ammunition. According to police, one officer was shot in the thigh, another in the chest, and another just above the eyeball.

The Moosewala killing set Manu and Rupa on the run, and police say they returned to Punjab from Rajasthan recently. In Tarn Taran, a surveillance photo of the two on a bike had surfaced on social media a few days prior.

At his alma mater, the former student with stage fright, Sidhu Moosewala is the world's'macho star.'

Only one more suspect, identified as Deepak Mundi, remains in the case after Wednesday's encounter killings, according to the officers.

Manu and Rupa were part of one of "two modules" that attacked Moosewala on May 29 in Jawahar Ke village near his Mansa district home, police said.


It was Rupa who fired the first shot at Moosewala, followed by Manu." Priyavrat, Kashish, Ankit Sirsa, and Deepak Mundi were among the four other shooters in the second module who were travelling in an SUV. Moosewala was targeted by gunmen in an SUV that was following the car and a car that was following the SUV. The Delhi Police has arrested all three of the second-module shooters except Mundi, a police officer said.

The Delhi Police Special Cell remanded Bishnoi in an MCOCA case just days after the killing of Moosewala and later arrested several key suspects. Among these, the "shooters" are Priyavrat, Kashish, Ankit Sirsa, and Keshav Kumar, who provided the gunmen with vehicles and helped them flee.

An aide to Manu and Rupa provided crucial information to the Punjab Police, who tracked the two down. Parmdalip Singh, the aide, was taken into custody on suspicion of robbery on Monday.

In the village of Bhakna, Balwinder Singh is a resident who owns the house where the two alleged murderers were holed up. There were three to four people in two cars who arrived around 10:15 a.m. " Bhakna villager Gurbhej Singh, who was near the encounter site working on a fodder cutting machine, said the police arrived after about five minutes.

According to ADGP Ban, police are looking into whether the owner of the house has any connections to the accused.

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