SIT formed to interrogate Lawrence Bishnoi in Rana Kandowalia murder case

SIT formed to interrogate Lawrence Bishnoi in Rana Kandowalia murder case

Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi being produced in a court. File photo

Tribune News Service

Charanjit Singh Teja

Amritsar, June 29

The city police have constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to interrogate gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, prime suspect in the Sidhu Mossewala murder case, during his eight-day police remand to the Amritsar police.

The SIT comprises Assistant Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP) Prabhjot Singh and Assistant Police Commissioner (ACP) Palwinder Singh and an Inspector-rank officer.

Bishnoi was produced in the local court yesterday, where the police got his remand to interrogate him in the Rana Kandowalia murder case. However, following security reasons he was transferred to Kharar.

The Assistant Public Prosecutor argued that on January 14, 2022, gangster Monu Dagar had given a statement to the investigating agency that in 2017, he met Lawrence Bishnoi when he was lodged in Ambala Jail and after being released from the jail, he started working for Bishnoi group.

In 2021, his friend Deepak, alias Deepu, a resident of Jhajar, Haryana, had a telephonic conversation with Lawrence Bishnoi, who was lodged at Tihar Jail, New Delhi, upon which, the accused Lawrence Bishnoi asked them to do some work of Jaggu Bhagwanpuria.

After that, accused Monu Dagar and Deepak had a telephonic conversation with Jaggu Bhagwanpuria, who had asked them to reach Amritsar, where they met Mandip Singh Tufan, Varinderpal alias Vicky, Gurpreet Singh alias Gopi, Mani Raiya, Devanshu Pehlwan and Happy Shah and allegedly killed Ranbir Singh alias Rana Kandowalia on August 3, 2021.

The counsel has further argued that accused Bishnoi has been nominated in the present FIR on the basis of his statement given to the police during the investigation of FIR June 29, 2022, under Sections 302, 307, 341, 148, 149, 427, 120-B, 109 IPC 25/27-54-59 A of the Arms Act PS City-1 Mansa, wherein, he admitted that he had arranged his shooters namely Monu Dagar and Deepak alias Deepu to kill Kandowalia.

On the other hand, the counsel for accused Amandeep Singh Pahwa Advocate has argued that there is no documentary proof of meeting of accused Bishnoi with Dagar at Ambala Jail as the accused has been lodged in Tihar Jail, New Delhi, and Rajasthan Jail for the past over nine years.

Eight-day remand

  • The SIT comprises Assistant Deputy Commissioner of Police Prabhjot Singh and Assistant Police Commissioner Palwinder Singh and an Inspector-rank officer
  • Lawrence Bishnoi was produced in a local court on Tuesday, where the police got his eight-day remand to interrogate him in the Rana Kandowalia murder case

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