Moosewala again, FIR filed for glorifying guns - ECAS Punjab

Moosewala again, FIR filed for glorifying guns

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 20

Previous cases against singer

  • Sidhu Moosewala was earlier booked for a similar offence on February 1 this year by the Mansa police
  • On May 4, a video surfaced showing Moosewala firing at a shooting range in Badbar of Barnala district

  • Following this, the Dhanauala police registered a case under Section 188 of the IPC and Section 51 of the Disaster Management Act against him

  • Another FIR was registered at Dhuri on May 5, after a new video showing him firing at Laddai Kothi shooting range surfaced

The state police are set to move the Punjab and Haryana High Court seeking cancellation of the anticipatory bail granted in an Arms Act case to singer Sidhu Moosewala, against whom the Crime Branch filed another case on the charges of promoting violence and gun culture with his latest song "Sanju", which was released on the social media a couple of days ago.

Moosewala has been booked under Sections 188, 294, 504 and 120-B IPC at Phase 4 police station in Mohali.

ADGP and Director, Punjab Bureau of Investigation, Arpit Shukla, said the singer had been booked as his latest song blatantly glorified the use of weapons. "The singer even boasts about the various FIRs, including the one under the Arms Act, registered against him. The police will soon file a petition for the cancelation of the anticipatory bail granted to Moosewala by the High Court," he said.

Shukla said in the new song, Moosewala makes explicit references to the case registered against him and news reports of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt having been convicted and sentenced for similar offences.

The ADGP said the High Court had already directed the police in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh to ensure that no songs glorifying liquor, drugs and violence were played at live shows.

Even CM Capt Amarinder Singh has expressed deep concerns over the propagation of violence and gun culture in Punjabi songs and has given clear directions to the police not to show any relaxation or concession towards such singers, he added.

from The Tribune

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