Sidhu Moosewala case: Delhi Police arrests Deepak Tinu who provided logistical support in the rapper’s murder

Delhi Police arrested Deepak Tinu on Wednesday, a key accused in the gruesome murder of singer Sidhu Moosewala, from Kekri in Ajmer, Rajasthan. The gangster had managed to escape from Punjab Police’s custody on October 1st 2022, from Alwar in Rajasthan, stated officials.

Sources informed that a Punjab Police Anti-Gangster Task Force (AGTF) team was also searching for him in Ajmer. HGS Dhaliwal, Special Commissioner of Police (Special Cell), said that Tinu kept switching hideouts after fleeing Punjab’s Mansa. The Delhi Police conducted extensive operations at different locations in India before finally arresting the accused.

According to the charge sheet, Tinu was involved in providing logistical inputs in planning the rapper’s murder, arranging for telephone calls between gangsters and some of those in jail. He contacted Lawrence Bishnoi, his Canada-based associate Goldy Brar, Jaggu Bhagwanpuria, Anmol Bishnoi and Sachin Thapan. Tinu was jailed in 2019 for a murder registered at Sardulgarh police station. Recent speculations allege Brar switched locations, moving from Canada to the US.

He affected his escape when he was brought in on a production warrant from Tarn Taran district’s Goindwal Sahib jail regarding a separate case. The development caused a significant loss of face for the Punjab Police, leading to Mansa CIA in charge of Pritpal Singh’s dismissal from service and arrest for Tinu’s escape. After his initial 5-day police remand ended, Pritpal was sent to 14-day judicial custody.

Per police claims, Pritpal had taken Tinu in his private car to his official residence from the CIA office, where a rendezvous had been arranged between the accused and his girlfriend in a private room. Meanwhile, Pritpal Singh was in another room.

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Taking advantage of the laxity, Tinu fled from there with his girlfriend. His girlfriend was arrested in Mumbai on October 10th, wherein she tried misleading the authorities into believing that he had fled abroad. Deepak Tinu is among the 24 accused whose names figure in Mansa police filed a charge sheet in the Moosewala murder case. He had been brought on transit remand on July 4th for interrogation from Delhi’s Tihar Jail.

“Five grenades and two automatic pistols have been recovered from his possession,” said Mr. Dhaliwal. He added that the accused gangster would be brought to the national capital, where the police would seek his remand into police custody. The gangster had escaped from the custody of Mansa Police’s Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) unit on the night of October 1st.

Initial questioning revealed that Tinu was aided by gangsters Sampat Nehra and Azerbaijan-based Rohit Godara, besides a third individual named Jack. The third person is a Europe-based, old accomplice of Anmol Bishnoi, and per police, claims were reportedly arranging the hideouts.

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