Another case has been registered against the famous Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala for glorifying gun culture and violence in his latest trending song “Sanju” in Mohali Police station by the crime branch.
Punjab police has also decided to move Punjab and Haryana High Court for the cancellation of anticipatory bail which was granted to the Punjabi singer in an Arms Act case.
Punjab additional director general of police (ADGP) and director, Punjab Bureau of Investigations, Arpit Shukla has stated that Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu aka Sidhu Moosewala has been booked in Mohali police station alleged of promoting violence and gun culture in his latest song “Sanju” and boasting about the FIRs registered against him.
Sidhu Mossewala has been booked under Section 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), Section 294 (Obscene acts and Songs), Section 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), and 120-B (Criminal conspiracy to commit an offence) of the Indian Penal Code.
ADGP Shukla told that it is verified that the video was uploaded from the official Youtube channel of Sidhu Moosewala in which he has mentioned the FIRs registered against him under Arms Act and unauthorized use of the AK-47 rifle.
Arpit Shukla stated that the video clips were later merged with the news reports related to conviction and sentence of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt for similar offences. “The lyrics of the song, and the video, promotes and glorifies the possession and use of illegal firearms, and boasts about the registration of an FIR as a sign of a real man,” said ADGP.
Shukla further added that the song lyrics “Gabru de naal santali (47) jud gayi, ghato ghat saja paanj saal vat de, gabru utte case jehra Sanjay Dutt te, jatt utte case jehra Sanjay Dutt te….; awa tawa bolde vakil sohniye, sari duniya da oh judge sunida, jithe saadi chaldi appeal sohniye”, not only promote the use of illegal firearms but also undermine the judiciary, police, and advocates.
Earlier on February 1, Sidhu Moosewala was booked by the Mansa police station under similar charges. He was again booked by the Barnala police station on May 4 under Disaster Management Act and Arms Act when photos of him firing an AK-47 rifle at a firing range went viral over the internet during the curfew.
“His latest act is clearly intended to not only ridicule, mock and undermine the police and the judiciary – but also shows that the singer is incorrigible and has repeatedly committed such offence,” stated Shukla.
ADGP also cited the directions issued to director generals of police of Punjab, Haryana and the Union Territory of Chandigarh by the High Court to ensure that no songs glorifying liquor, violence, and drugs must be played even on the live shows.