Sidhu Moosewala's killing: Police to question jailed gangster Lawrence Bishnoi; SIT reconstituted

SSP said different police teams, including the cyber cell, were involved in the investigation

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh/Bathinda, June 1

The Punjab police on Wednesday said it will question jailed gangster Lawrence Bishnoi after bringing him to the state in connection with the murder of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala.

Meanwhile, in order to further expedite the investigations in Sidhu Moosewala Murder case, Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab VK Bhawra has strengthened and reconstituted the Special Investigation Team (SIT) under the supervision of ADGP Anti-Gangster Task Force (AGTF) Pramod Ban.

According to the police, Bishnoi's gang was behind the killing. At present, Bishnoi is in custody of the Delhi Police's Special Cell in a case under the Arms Act and other sections related to assault on a public servant.

Talking to reporters in Mansa on Wednesday, Senior Superintendent of Police Gaurav Toora said the police have got important leads and they are working on it. On whether Mansa police will bring Bishnoi on remand, the SSP said, "Definitely. We have information that the Delhi Police has taken the remand of Bishnoi. After that we will make him join the investigation in this case as per the law."

The Punjab Police has described Moosewala's murder as a case of an inter-gang rivalry. Canada-based Goldy Brar, who is a member of the Bishnoi gang, has claimed responsibility of the murder.

SSP Toora further said the police have traced the route the criminals involved in the murder took. "From where they came, how they conducted a recce and how they escaped – we have cleared this all," he said.

He said different police teams, including the cyber cell, were involved in the investigation. "We have got important leads and we are working on that," he added.

Referring to the murder, the SSP said it was the work of organised criminals and gangsters. He said two gangsters were brought here on production warrants from prisons.

One person has already been arrested in this case, he said. "They are being questioned," the SSP added.

The police on Tuesday said they had arrested Manpreet Singh in the Moosewala murder case. Singh has been accused of supplying vehicles to the assailants who were involved in the killing.

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Vital leads

SP said we have got some vital leads in the case. He said it is learnt that Delhi Police have taken Lawrence Bishnoi on remand, Mansa police will also make him join the probe in this case as per law.

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Cops working on various angles

The SP said it is a work of organised criminals and gangsters. Probe is going fast, we have taken two persons lodged in jails in production warrant and one accused have been arrested. All three have been taken on police remand and we are interrogating them.

Many teams, including technical and cyber crime are working on various angles.

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Input on route of crime

The SP said: “We have got input about the route on which the culprits came and escape after the crime. We also have information on how they did a recce of the area before committing this crime.”

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