The Punjab Police is set to move the Punjab and Haryana High Court for cancelation of the anticipatory bail granted in an Arms Act case to controversial singer Sidhu Moosewala. Meanwhile, the Crime Branch has booked another case against the singer on charges of promoting violence and gun culture with his latest song “Sanju”, released on social media a couple of days ago.
Punjab ADGP and Director Punjab Bureau of Investigations, Arpit Shukla, said that the singer had been booked at Mohali on the basis of information received that his song “Sanju”, which is trending on various social media platforms, blatantly glorifies the use of weapons and boasts about the various FIRs, including the one under the Arms Act, registered against him. The ADGP said the police would be soon filing a petition for the cancelation of the anticipatory bail granted to Moosewala by the High Court.
Shukla said it had been verified that the latest video-song, “Sanju”, was uploaded from Moosewala’s official YouTube channel. In the song, Moosewala makes explicit references to the case registered against him under the Arms Act, and the video starts with a news clip of him being booked in the said case by the Punjab police for unauthorized use of an AK-47 Rifle.
In the video, Moosewala’s news clip is later merged with news reports of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt having been convicted and sentenced for similar offenses. Shukla said the lyrics of the song, as well as the video, promotes and glorifies possession and use of illegal firearms, and boasts about registration of FIR as a sign of a ‘real man’.