Upon receiving input that the parents of slain Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala might be threatened, the Punjab Police beefed up security around the family’s home and along Musa village’s roads.
A police official said around 150 officers were deployed today near the house and around the village. In addition, a surveillance team and an LMG-equipped police vehicle have been deployed.
Residents in the village panicked after the police conducted a mock drill. There has been an increase in security following threats from various gangs in recent times, according to sources.
Moosewala’s father Balkaur Singh Sidhu received an e-mail from the Bishnoi gang in September, warning him against raising the issue of “security being provided to jailed gangsters”.
Police readiness was tested at Musa village with a mock drill, according to Bathinda IGP SPS Parmar.
The killing of Moosewala took place in Mansa’s Jawaharke village on May 29.