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Two gangsters in Moosewala murder case shot dead in encounter

Two gangsters allegedly involved in the murder of singer Sidhu Moosewala were killed in a nearly four-hour-long encounter with the Punjab Police at an Amritsar village last week, an officer said.

Roopa and Kusa hid themselves in a building at Bhakna village near the India-Pakistan border in Amritsar.
Roopa and Kusa hid themselves in a building at Bhakna village near the India-Pakistan border in Amritsar. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@ani_digital

Three policemen and a journalist were also injured, said police.

Gangsters Jagroop Singh Rupa and Manpreet Singh, alias Manu Kusa, were killed in the operation that lasted for around five hours and ended around 4 pm, Additional Director General of Police Pramod Ban told reporters in Amritsar.

"Both died in a heavy exchange of fire," he added.

Ban, who heads the Anti-Gangster Task Force (AGTF) of the Punjab Police, said an AK-47 and a pistol have been recovered from the gangsters. A bag has also been recovered but it will be examined by a forensic team, the ADGP added.

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann congratulated the Punjab Police for its operation.

“Congratulations to the Punjab Police and the Anti-gangster Task Force for their big success in a campaign started by my government against the gangster culture and anti-social elements," said Mann in a tweet.

He said peace and brotherhood in Punjab will be maintained at all costs.

Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, popularly known as Sidhu Moosewala, was shot dead in Punjab's Mansa district on May 29.

Roopa and Kusa hid themselves in a building at Bhakna village near the India-Pakistan border in Amritsar. Both the gangsters were at large after the killing of the singer.

The area was cordoned off and the locals told to stay indoors, said police.

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