Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann has announced to set up a judicial commission under the chairmanship of a sitting judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court to probe into the murder of singer Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, popularly known as Sidhu Moose Wala.
Sidhu Moose Wala was shot dead yesterday, two days after Punjab Police withdrew the security cover of 424 persons including him.
Mann also announced to set up of a Judicial Commission under the chairmanship of a sitting judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court for enquiring into the murder case of Sidhu Moose Wala.
The Chief Minister, while acceding to the request by Balkar Singh Sidhu, the father of the singer, said that the state government will be requesting the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court to get the case enquired into by the sitting judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court.
This comes after Balkaur Singh, father of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala, wrote to Mann demanding that the case be investigated by a sitting judge of the High Court.
He also demanded an apology from the Punjab DGP for relating the incident to the gang war, and the officers who made public the orders regarding the withdrawal of security should be held accountable.
Condemning the gruesome murder of Moosewala, the chief minister said the government would leave no stone unturned to put the perpetrators of the heinous crime behind bars.
Mann said he had already issued directions to police for a thorough investigation of the case in a prompt manner.
The chief minister said all aspects of security reduction of the late singer are also under scrutiny and responsibility for the lapse, if any, would be fixed.
Meanwhile, expressing shock and grief at the demise, the chief minister said he was a cultural icon of Punjab. Mann said he was with the aggrieved family in this hour of grief.