BJP Leader Jagjit Singh Moves SC Seeking CBI Enquiry Into Murder Of Sidhu Moose Wala
BJP leader Jagjit Singh has approached the Supreme Court seeking CBI enquiry into the murder of singer Sidhu Moose Wala. Jagjit Singh had contested in the 2022 Punjab Assembly elections on a BJP ticket from the Sardulgarh constituency in Punjab.
He has filed the Petition through Advocate Namit Saxena contending that the cold-blooded killing of the singer is indicative of the fact that the state machinery in the state of Punjab has miserably failed in its duty not only to prevent the crime but also to effectively curb the menace of gang wars.
The plea states that "The brutal murder of Sidhu Moosewala is a glaring example where the conscience of the community at large has been shocked and people of Punjab are confident that no effective investigation will be done by the state, rather it will try to cover up its failure by removing the security cover and the incident deserves to be investigated by a central agency."
The Petitioner has stated in the Petition that the security of the deceased singer was removed by the state government just a day prior to his barbaric killing and the information about the same was published in the media at large. It is contended that no reason was given by the state for the removal of security and that the removal was made widely available on public platforms and social media.
As per the Petitioner, the removal of security cover encouraged the assailants to immediately attack and kill the deceased and send a message across to the community at large.
The Petitioner has also said that the deceased, as well as his father, had spoken about the death threats and ransoms the deceased was receiving from various crime syndicates, but the state acting in an ignorant manner removed the security cover of the deceased.
The Petitioner has also pleaded that advancement of the principles of justice and fair play and the impartial enquiry require the investigation to be transferred to the CBI.
The Petitioner, asking for the CBI investigation, has stated that, "the present facts of the case involves not only inter-state but also international crime syndicates and it is expedient in the interests of justice if the investigation related to the present FIR is transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation. That being a central agency, it has a far more reach and jurisdiction than the state authorities and the same would also help the state authorities, the justice they seek."