Big success in Moosewala murder case, 2 accused arrested from Nepal

Deepak Mundi, the last accused in the Sidhu Moose Wala murder case, was arrested on Saturday by the Nepal Police.

According to sources, the Nepal Police nabbed Deepak along with his two associates, Kapil Pandit and Rajinder, when they reached Jhapa village on the West Bengal-Nepal border.

The villagers initially mistook the trio as members of a child-lifting gang and were beaten up and handed over to local police in Nepal.

During the interrogation, the accused and his associates misled the Nepal Police by identifying themselves as businessmen from India.

The Nepal Police checked the identity cards of all three accused, including Deepak Mundi, and asked them to call their acquaintances to the police station to release them.

As soon as Rajindra alias Joker, who was in the custody of the Nepal Police, dialled a close acquaintance, the calls were intercepted by the Delhi Police.

The special cell obtained complete information from the conversation. The officers of the special cell immediately contacted the Nepal Police and informed them that the three people arrested on suspicion of child theft are actually wanted in the murder of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala.

Delhi and Punjab Police officials reached Nepal and submitted relevant documents. The accused and his aides were then brought to Delhi.

Three shooters were earlier arrested by the Delhi Police, while the Punjab Police had killed two others in an encounter near Amritsar.

On May 29, singer-politician Sidhu Moose Wala was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Punjab's Mansa district. His cousin and a friend, who were travelling in a jeep with him, were also injured in the attack. Ankit Sirsa, a member of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang shot dead singer-politician Sidhu Moose Wala in Jawaharke village. The autopsy report revealed that he died within 15 minutes of being shot at and had 19 bullets pumped into his body.