Sidhu Moose Wala killing: One suspect each detained in Kenya, Azerbaijan

Moose Wala was shot dead by a group of assailants in Jawaharke village of Punjab's Mansa district on May 29.
Slain Punjabi singer and Congress leader Sidhu Moose Wala (Photo | PTI)
Slain Punjabi singer and Congress leader Sidhu Moose Wala (Photo | PTI)

NEW DELHI: Kenya and Azerbaijan have detained one suspect each in connection with the sensational killing of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala and India is in touch with authorities concerned in the two countries on the case.

Moose Wala was shot dead by a group of assailants in Jawaharke village of Punjab's Mansa district on May 29.

"One suspect each in Azerbaijan and Kenya have been detained by local authorities there and we are in contact with the concerned authorities in both the countries on further steps," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said on Thursday.

He was replying to a question on the detention at his weekly media briefing.

Moose Wala was killed days after his security was withdrawn by the Punjab Police.

The singer contested the assembly elections from Congress last year and was defeated by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate.

Moose Wala's murder is being probed by Punjab Police and Delhi Police have been extending its support to the investigation.

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