Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, a singer/rapper/lyricist in Punjab, who has remained in news more due to controversies than his songs, has come once again under the radar of Punjab Police.
Punjab Police has now moved High Court to get his anticipatory bail canceled. He was booked for blatant glorification of gang culture and weapons in his songs.
Sidhu Moosewala has allegedly been facing allegations of firing from an AK-47 rifle in Badbar shooting range and in his latest song “Sanju” he has compared his case to another registered against Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt.
In his latest song, Moosewala croons: “Jatt Utte case Jehda Sanjay Dutt Te, Case Koos Pende Mardaan Te Sohniye, Tension Na Liya Kar (Jat faces the case as Sanjay Dutt faced; men face cases, do not be tense, girl).”
The song Sanju, in the last three days itself got 16 million views on Youtube.
Earlier last month, in his song “Bambiha Bole”, released with Amrit Mann, both the singers had claimed that “SHO, SSP and DC are their friends”.
According to The Tribune, RTI activist Kuldeep Singh Khaira, who along with Parvinder Kitna, has filed a petition in Punjab and Haryana High Court, alleged that police officers were working as security guards of Moosewala rather than taking action against him.
Within 24 hours, another FIR was registered against all under the same sections at Dhuri Sadar police station on May 5 after another video showing Moosewala firing from his private pistol at Laddai Kothi shooting range surfaced.
“We are conducting raids to arrest Moosewala in AK-47 case registered at Dhanaula police station as he has not got bail in this case,” said Barnala SP Sukhdev Virk.
On May 17, police had added Sections 25 and 30 of the Arms Act, 1959, to both FIRs registered against Moosewala and others. All cops were suspended after the registration of FIR and since the addition of Arms Act. In the Sangrur case, all nine accused have got bail while in the Barnala case, Moosewala has not applied for bail.