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Sidhu Moose Wala Cremated in Native Village Amid Thousands of Supporters

Supporters and fans in Moose Wala's funeral procession called it 'veere di aakhri ride'.

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India
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Reporter / Cameraperson: Sandeep Singh

Video Producer: Naman Shah

Video Editor: Prajjwal Singh

Punjabi singer-politician Sidhu Moose Wala was cremated on Tuesday, 31 May, amid chants of 'Satnam Waheguru' in Punjab's Moosa village as thousands bid him goodbye.

Supporters and fans in Moose Wala's funeral procession called it 'veere di aakhri ride' in reference to the singer's last musical titled 'The Last Ride.'

The body was handed over to the family earlier on Tuesday following an autopsy conducted at the Mansa Civil Hospital by a five-member forensic team.

People climbed on top of trees to watch the last rites of Sidhu Moose Wala as thousands gathered to pay their last respects at his native village Moosa.

Moose Wala was murdered on Sunday, 29 May, by unidentified men. The incident took place just a day after the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government scaled down his security cover.

Prominent names in politics attended the last rites of Sidhu Moose Wala, including Punjab Congress chief Harish Chowdhary, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Amarinder Singh Raja Warring, and Shiromani Akali Dal (Amitsar) leader Simranjit Singh Mann.The post-mortem report has suggested that the body had 20-25 bullet injuries, which left its mark fatally on the left lung and liver.

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Moose Wala's father removed his turban as a mark of gratitude to the people who were present at his son's last rites even though fans and supporters tried to discourage him from removing his turban.

Supporters and fans in Sidhu Moose Wala's funeral procession called it 'veere di aakhri ride' in reference to the singer's last musical titled 'The Last Ride.'

4 Arrests From Dehradun

On Monday, the Uttarakhand and Punjab Special Task Force arrested four people from Nayagaon area of Dehradun in connection with Moose Wala's murder.

The Punjab STF received information that the accused were in Dehradun, after which they contacted the Uttarakhand STF. A blockade was imposed in the Nayagaon area from Monday afternoon.

The joint STF team arrested the accused while they were on the way to Hemkund Sahib from Shimla bypass road and took them to Nayagaon police station for questioning.

Moose Wala Shot Dead in Punjab

Moose Wala was killed near Jawaharke village in Punjab's Mansa district on Sunday.

Punjab Police later claimed that gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, Goldy Brar, and their associates were involved in the killing.

Punjab Director General of Police VK Bhawra said that Moose Wala's killing seemed to be the result of an inter-gang rivalry.

Speaking to the media hours after Moose Wala's murder, Punjab DGP Bhawra said, "The Lawrence Bishnoi gang is involved in this murder. Lucky, a member of the gang, has taken responsibility from Canada."

Meanwhile, Bishnoi and Brar claimed to have taken responsibility for Moose Wala's killing in two Facebook posts that were doing the rounds on Sunday.

On Monday, the Special Cell of Delhi Police questioned Bishnoi in Tihar jail in connection with the murder case.

(With inputs from ANI.)

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