Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has spoke on the assassination of celebrated Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala. He said that state government shall be requesting the Punjab and Haryana HC to get the matter probed by a sitting judge.

This decision comes after a letter by the Punjabi singer’s father, Balkaur Singh Moosewala, requesting the probe. Balkaur has also demanded that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and National Investigation Agency (NIA) be roped in to assist in the investigation.

Referring to the demand made by Moosewala’s father, Mann, in a statement, also said that the state government shall “ensure full cooperation to this enquiry Commission including that from any of the central agency like NIA”.

“Due to failures of your government, my son left us for forever. Shubhdeep’s mother asks me where is her son and when will he return home. What answer should I give to her? I hope I will get justice,” Balkaur wrote in the letter.

On Sunday evening, Punjab DGP Viresh Kumar Bhawra said: “It appears to be an inter-gang rivalry case as his manager Shagunpreet’s name had surfaced in Vicky Middukhera murder case.” However Mooswala’s father has also sought a public apology from Punjab Director General of Police for “linking Sidhu Moosewala’s death to a gang war”.