Sidhu Moosewala murder: Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi to appear in Amritsar court today

Lawrence Bishnoi is alleged to be the mastermind in singer Sidhu Moose Wala's murder case

ANIUpdated: Wednesday, July 06, 2022, 12:13 PM IST
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Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi being escorted by Punjab Police | File

Amritsar: Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi was brought to Amritsar court by Punjab police on Wednesday in connection with the Rana Kandowalia murder case.

Last night, Bishnoi was brought to State Special Operation Cell in Amritsar amid tight security.

"Bishnoi was brought to State Special Operation Cell, Amritsar. He has been brought here amid tight security arrangements, he will be produced before the court tomorrow," PS Bhandal, DCP (Law and Order) had said.

Lawrence Bishnoi is alleged to be the mastermind in singer Sidhu Moose Wala's murder case.

He was sent to police remand on June 28 in connection with the Rana Kandowalia murder case.

Amritsar ACP Palwinder Singh had said, "Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi has been sent to police remand till July 6." The Patiala House Court of Delhi on June 14, had allowed Punjab Police to arrest Bishnoi in connection with Singer Sidhu Moose Wala's murder case.

The court also allowed the Punjab Police transit application and directed Punjab Police to ensure that the medical examination of the accused Lawrence Bishnoi is conducted as per law/rules before leaving Delhi and also before his production before the concerned Court of CJM, Mansa, Punjab.

Sidhu Moose Wala was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Jawaharke village of Punjab's Mansa district on May 29.

The incident took place a day after his security was withdrawn by the Punjab police among 424 others.

Punjab Police had earlier told Patiala House Court of Delhi that gangster Bishnoi is an accused in singer Moose Wala's murder case. During the investigation of this case, it was revealed that Lawrence Bishnoi was a key conspirator and his custodial interrogation is necessary.

The Supreme Court of India on Monday said that it will hear on July 11, the plea of accused Lawrence Bishnoi's father challenging the transit remand to Punjab Police. Advocate Sangram Singh stated that Lawrence was unable to get any legal assistance in Mansa, Punjab.

The bench of Justice Suryakant and Justice JB Pardiwala on Monday while fixing the matter for hearing on July 11, 2022, also observed that since the murder took place there Punjab Police should probe the case.

The Court also asked Lawrence's father's lawyer to approach Punjab and Haryana HC to get legal aid counsel.

The matter was mentioned on Monday by Advocate Sangram Singh who appeared for Lawrence Bishnoi's father. He stated that Lawrence Bishnoi's custody to Punjab Police is not according to law and is illegal.

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