New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) interrogated Punjabi singer Afsana Khan for around five hours on Tuesday in connection with the Sidhu Moose Wala murder case. Afsana, who shared a close bond with Sidhu and was like a sister to him, was summoned by the NIA for a probe into criminal-gangster terror syndicates.
In an objective to bring down crime networks and gangsters, NIA recently carried out raids in various hideouts of gangsters across the country. Singer Afsana’s name came up during the investigation of gangster terror syndicates.
According to sources, Khan had close associations with a few gangsters including the Bambiha gang, an arch-rival of the Bishnoi gang who allegedly orchestrated Moose Wala’s murder.
Sidhu had also reportedly told Afsana that he was receiving threatening calls. These reasons have forced the NIA to summon the singer and get her statements recorded.
Sidhu Moose Wala was shot dead in Punjab’s Mansa district on May 29 when he was on his way to Jawahar Ke village in Mansa in a jeep with his friend and cousin. His vehicle was waylaid and bullets were sprayed on him by six shooters.
After the killing, Goldy Brar, a member of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang, claimed responsibility for the murder.
Punjab Police had confirmed that gangster Lawrence Bishnoi has admitted to being the mastermind of the murder of the singer and was plotting the murder since August last year.
“The plan to carry out the killing was being hatched since August last year. According to our information, recce was done thrice. In January too, a different group of shooters had come to kill Moosewala but could not do so,” Punjab Additional Director General of Police (Anti Gangster Task Force) Pramod Ban had told media.
Who is Afsana Khan
Afsana Khan is a Punjabi singer known for the hugely popular song ‘Titliyan.’ She was also a contestant on ‘Bigg Boss 15’.
Afsana had also sung Moose Wala’s last song ‘Jaandi Vaa with him. The song is yet not released as it has been put on hold after a court’s directions.
Sidhu Moose Wala and Afsana were very close and he also attended Khan’s wedding in February this year.