13 pistols, 8 mobiles recovered from Santosh Jadhav, suspected key shooter in Sidhu Moose Wala murder case


Accused Santosh Jadhav, who is suspected of being one of the key shooters in the Sidhu Moose Wala murder case, was nabbed by the Pune Police. A total of 13 illegal pistols and eight mobile phones were recovered from him.

Accused Santosh Jadhav, suspected of being one of the key shooters in the Sidhu Moose Wala murder. (File photo)

A haul of illegal weapons has been recovered from accused Santosh Jadhav, who is suspected to be one of the key shooters in the Sidhu Moose Wala murder case.

A total of 13 pistols and eight mobiles have been recovered from Santosh Jadhav. As many as seven members of Santosh Jadhav’s gang have also been arrested by the Pune Rural Police.

On May 29, singer-politician Sidhu Moose Wala was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Punjab’s Mansa district. Sidhu Moose Wala was shot dead a day after the state government curtailed his security cover.

The weapon used to shoot and kill Sidhu Moose Wala was the AN-94 Russian assault rifle (Avtomat Nikonova model of 1994).

Four days after the Pune Police intensified their investigation, on June 14, they nabbed the accused sharpshooter, Santosh Jadhav. Jadhav is currently facing four criminal cases, including the murder of a gangster. He had shifted his base to Punjab and Rajasthan. He has also received advanced weapons training.

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