Pune Rural Police have arrested a man in connection with the murder of Punjabi singer and politician Sidhu Moosewala. A rural police official from Pune said that a certain Santosh Jadhav was arrested in Gujarat on Sunday evening and was later arrested by the police.
In addition to Jadhav, police also apprehended another man connected to the case. More information on the arrests will be made by police later on Monday.
Pune rural police earlier wanted Jadhav in connection with the brutal murder of criminal Onkar Bankhele alias Ranya from Manchar area in Pune in August 2021. Police arrested Jadhav in connection with the murder of Bankhele.
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Jadhav, a resident of Pokhari village in Pune district, is a repeat offender and five cases have been registered against him including murder, attempted murder and extortion. He was booked under the strict Maharashtra Organized Crime Control Act (MCOCA).
During the investigation into the Sidhu Moose Wala case, police discovered Jhadav’s involvement in the case, although they have yet to reveal details of his connection to those who killed Moose Wala. .
Congress leader and singer Sidhu Moose Wala was shot dead in Mansa on May 29, days after the Punjab government reduced its security coverage. Punjab Police said Moosewala was shot while driving his SUV in Jawahar Ke village in Mansa district along with two other people.
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