Sidhu Musewala, a Punjabi singer, was shot dead on Sunday in Jawaharke village, Mansa district. According to investigators, three AN-94 Russian assault rifles were used in Musewala’s murder. The AN-94 rifle is being utilised in a gang battle in Punjab for the first time. Sidhu Musewala was shot 30 times in less than two minutes.
Sidhu Was killed using AN-94
According to sources, the killers retreated to Singer Musewala after witnessing the commandos armed with AK-47s stationed under their security. Later, for the murder, he ordered an AN-94 rifle from Goldie Brar, a criminal in Canada, and Musewala was slain with it.
The Avtomat Nikonova Model 1994 AN-94 rifle is a Russian assault weapon. It is named for its principal designer, Gennady Nikonova, who also created the Nikonov machine gun. The AN-94 project began in 1980 and was completed in 1994.
The AN-94 rifle was created to replace the AK-74 rifle, which is still used by the Russian military to replace the Kalashnikov rifle. In 1997, the Russian Army received the AN-94. It was unable to replace the AK-74 because to its complex design and hefty cost. The AN-94, however, is still utilised to meet some armament requirements.
In two-round burst mode, the AN-94 rifle can fire 600 shots per minute and 1800 bullets per minute in full auto mode.
Bullets fired from this rifle travel at 900 metres per second, or approximately 3,000 feet per second, while bullets fired from an AK-47 travel at 715 metres per second, or approximately 2,400 feet per second.
The AN-94 assault rifle has a range of 700 metres, which is nearly double the AK-47’s range of 350 metres.
This lethal rifle features a magazine with 30 to 45 cartridges, similar to the AK-74 rifle. It also comes with a 60-round magazine. It’s known as Casket Magazine.
How these Guns are being supplied
For the past many years, various gangs have been operating in Punjab, trafficking drugs and illicit firearms from across the border. Aside from money, Pakistan also provides most of these groups with weaponry and ammunition. According to intelligence services, Pakistan is supplying aviation support to Khalistan in India via gangs operating in Punjab.
Gangs in Punjab are heavily involved in obtaining lethal weapons such as the AK-47 rifle, the AN-94 rifle, and the rocket propelled grenade, or RPG.
According to media reports, Pakistan is using drones to transfer explosives and weapons to Punjab. These drones are thought to be arriving in Pakistan from China.
30 rounds firing on sidhu moosewala
On Sunday, some unidentified individuals shot and killed Punjabi artist Sidhu Moosewala. Sidhu had just left his home in his black thar with two other pals, Gurvinder Singh and Gurpreet Singh, when he was slain some distance away.
The Punjab government has cut the number of armed security guards assigned to Sidhu from four to two. Sidhu owned a bulletproof Fortuner, however on the day of the incident, he left in a Thar jeep sans security guards, rather than a bulletproof SUV.
According to his father, Balkaur Singh, he had gone in another vehicle with two security guards behind his automobile, but Sidhu’s vehicle was overtaken by an SUV and a sedan car, each of which had four armed men. The people who jumped out of these two vehicles fired shots into Sidhu’s jeep and fled.
The authorities are investigating Sidhu’s murder by relating it to an old feud. Lucky alias Goldie Brar of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang in Canada has acknowledged responsibility for the murder of Sidhu. According to accounts, the gangster of the imprisoned group, Lawrence Bishnoi, plotted the conspiracy from within the jail and carried it out with the assistance of the mobster Lucky, who was present in Canada.
Sidhu Moosewala, a Punjabi artist, has a long history with controversy.
Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, often known as Sidhu Moosewala, was a Punjabi musician, rapper, and actor who eventually entered politics. Sidhu, who was born on June 11, 1993, earned his BTech in 2016 from Guru Nanak Engineering College in Ludhiana.
Moosewala began his writing career with the song ‘License,’ and his singing debut with the song ‘Gee Wagon.’ Moosewala rose to prominence in 2018 with the song “So High.” Musewala was designated one of the Top-50 Emerging Artists of the Future by The Guardian in 2020.
Moosewala was accused of spreading obscene songs and gun culture in four separate cases. There was a lot of uproar during the Corona lockdown after two video recordings showing Moosewala holding a gun with authorities went viral.
Sidhu Moosewala my motherland
In the song “Punjab: My Motherland,” published in December 2020, Moosewala lauded Khalistani terrorist Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale.
Musewala started politics in December 2021 when he joined the Congress. He ran for Mansa in the 2022 Punjab Assembly elections on a Congress ticket, but was beaten by Aam Aadmi Party’s Vijay Singla by over 63 thousand votes.