Chandigarh to get gangster Lawrence Bishnoi from Rajasthan jail

Cops to grill him to crack down on his gang

Chandigarh to get gangster Lawrence Bishnoi from Rajasthan jail

Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi

Amit Sharma

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 28

The UT police will bring gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, who is behind several heinous crimes reported from the city, on production warrant for interrogation in a bid to crack down on his gang operating in the region. Bishnoi is lodged at a jail in Rajasthan.

SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal said they had already applied for Bishnoi’s production warrant and soon he would be brought to the city. He said Bishnoi would be interrogated for various crimes in the city, including extortion calls made to businessmen. “We will crack down on Bishnoi’s syndicate by arresting all persons found linked to him,” the SSP said.

Bishnoi’s aides arrested earlier this year had claimed that the owner of the GBP Group was also on their target. The UT police will also verify this claim during Bishnoi’s interrogation. The police have also prepared a list of around 25 to 35 persons associated with the gangster.

2 gangs active in city

Majorly, the Lawrence Bishnoi gang and the Davinder Bambiha group are active in the city, following which we are getting Bishnoi and key members of the Bambiha group on production warrant. —Kuldeep Singh Chahal, SSP, UT

From “ordering” killing from jail to making extortion calls to businessmen, Bishnoi has always kept UT cops on toes for the past few years. Bishnoi had been operating his gang from the jail.

Rajbir Singh, alias Sonu Shah, a rival of the Bishnoi gang, was gunned down at his office in Burail last year. Earlier this year, shots were fired at a businessman’s house in Sector 33 and at a liquor store in Sector 9 at Bishnoi’s behest.

Police sources said the Bishnoi gang had also extorted a huge sum from businessmen in the city in the past few years. However, nobody came forward to lodge a complaint. Several club owners and a leading chemist in Sector 11 had also received extortion calls from the gang.

Police to bring another gangster

Gangster Dilpreet Singh, alias Baba, who is among the key members of the Davinder Bambiha group, will be brought on production warrant on Thursday to probe his role in the Gurlal Brar murder case. Gurlal was shot dead outside a mall earlier this month.

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