New Delhi, May 31
Apprehending a fake encounter, alleged gangster Lawrence Bishnoi on Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court seeking security if his custody was handed over to the Punjab Police in connection with singer Sidhu Moosewala murder case.
“The matter is listed for hearing tomorrow (Wednesday),” Bishnoi’s counsel Vishal Chopra told The Tribune.
Moosewala was shot dead on Sunday by unidentified assailants in Punjab’s Mansa district, a day after the state government curtailed his security cover. Punjab Police said the killing of the popular singer seemed to be the result of an inter-gang rivalry and that the Lawrence Bishnoi gang was involved in it.
Bishnoi – who is facing a trial under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act in the national capital—sought a direction to Tihar Jail authorities not to give his custody to the Punjab Police.
He moved the high court after NIA Court Special Judge Praveen Singh on Monday refused to pass any directions on his plea at this juncture, saying there was no ground for the accused to file such an application before the court as there was no production warrant against him.
Bishnoi wanted the high court to order that the probe against him be conducted in the jail without the police obtaining his physical custody.
The Delhi Police had earlier reported to have questioned Bishnoi in connection with the murder.
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