Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, popularly known as Sidhu Moosewala, was shot dead in Punjab’s Mansa district on May 29 this year.
The security was increased after they received threats from Canada-based gangster Lakhbir Singh Landa.
‘Y’ category security was approved for Special Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) HGS Dhaliwal, Deputy Commissioner of Police — Rajeev Ranjan and DCP Special Cell Manishi Chandra following orders from Delhi Police Commissioner, Sanjay Arora.
According to the sources, the decision was taken after a detailed analysis was done after the threat from Landa last month.
Through his social media post, he threatened the officers of Delhi Police’s Special Cell and claimed that he has photos of all the officers and it would not be good if they (officers) are seen in their lane.
Four ACPs and five inspectors were provided with ‘X’ category security, following which an Armed Police commando will be stationed with them round the clock, sources said.
Last month, five gangsters who were associates of the Landa gang were arrested from a Jalandhar village following a seven-hour operation conducted jointly by Punjab and Delhi Police.
Landa who belongs to the Tarn Taran district has been absconding since 2017.
Satinderjeet Singh alias Goldy Brar, a member of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang, claimed responsibility for the singer’s murder. A red corner notice, which allows the arrest and detention of a fugitive abroad, was issued against him.
On December 2, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann said that gangster Goldy Brar has been detained in the US. However, on December 5, a purported interview of the gangster surfaced online wherein he claimed that he was not held and nor was he in the US.
According to the 1,850-page chargesheet filed in the Moosewala murder case, Brar was the mastermind behind the killing.
Brar had given the news of the withdrawal of security of Moosewala to shooters on May 28 and had asked them to hurry up and kill the singer on May 29, as per the charge sheet.
Moosewala was among the 424 people whose security was pruned by the Punjab Police on a temporary basis.