The two gunmen murdered by the police last week allegedly phoned Canadian-based mobster Goldy Brar when they found themselves besieged in a hamlet. Brar is said to be one of the primary conspirators in the murder of Punjabi musician Sidhu Moose Wala.
According to a Facebook post on what is thought to be Goldy Brar’s account, the two gunmen, Jagroop Singh Rupa and Manpreet Mannu, “fought like lethal tigers” and resisted the police for six hours.
Jagroop Singh Rupa and Manpreet Mannu allegedly refused to surrender when Goldy Brar pleaded with them, indicating they would rather fight the police.
“They both declined when I offered to assist them escape the jail if they would just turn themselves in. They promised to confront the cops and perform their last number for you “According to Goldy Brar’s Facebook post.
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They both did a lot for us, and we will support their family members in any way we can, Brar added.
In an encounter with the Punjab Police on Wednesday that lasted over five hours, Jagroop Singh Roopa and Manpreet Mannu perished.
Since the assassination of the Punjabi musician on May 29, according to Pramod Ban, head of the Punjab Police Anti-Gangster Task Force, they have been tracking the two shooters.
Police had said following the confrontation that “they had agreed to surrender but afterwards altered their mind.”
Deepak Mundi, the sixth shooter in the Sidhu Moosewala murder case, is still at large even though the two gangsters reportedly responsible for Sidhu Moosewala’s murder were dead, and three other suspects were previously apprehended.
In the Mansa region of Punjab, Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, also known as Sidhu Moosewala, was fatally shot while driving his SUV close to his hometown of Moosa.
Goldy Brar said in a Facebook post published the day after Moose Wala’s murder that the murder was intended to exact revenge for the assassination of another gangster.
Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, the main suspect in the murder of the Punjabi artist, had a tight relationship with Goldy Brar.