A team of Punjab Police produced gangster Lawrence Bishnoi in Delhi court on Tuesday after formally arresting him in Sidhu Moose Wala murder case, news agency ANI reported. The transit remand application submitted by Punjab Police was later approved by the Court.
Addressing the media on further developments, Lawrence Bishnoi’s lawyer Vishal Chopra said that the court has granted transit remand with conditions that Punjab Police will get his (Bishnoi’s) medical test done before taking him away.
“All safety measures will be kept in mind. Bishnoi will be handcuffed and shackled, but he wil be taken in a bullet proof vehicle to Punjab,” said Chopra.
Punjab Police on Tuesday sought the transit remand of Bishnoi to produce him before the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Mansa in accordance with the law. Punjab Police further submitted that during the investigation of the Sidhu Moose Wala murder case, the confession statements of the arrested accused were recorded wherein it was clearly pointed out that Lawrence Bishnoi had tasked the co-accused to carry out the “planned killing of Sidhu Moose Wala.
“The same has been corroborated by the upload on social media wherein Lawrence Bishnoi has taken responsibility for carrying out the planned murder of Sidhu Moosewala. Delhi Police had questioned the said accused Lawrence Bishnoi, and they have clearly stated that Lawrence Bishnoi was the key conspirator in the planned murder of Sidhu Moosewala via press conferences,” Punjab Police said.
“The arrested accused also stated that they were in direct touch with Satwinder Singh alias Goldy Brar, who is a close associate of Lawrence Bishnoi. It is also pertinent to mention here that all the arrested accused are closely associated with Lawrence Bishnoi and his associates, and they have been involved together in multiple FIRs. The motive for the above said crime was found to be to avenge the killing of Vikramjeet Singh alias Vicky Middukhera, in which there was an alleged involvement of Shagundeep Singh, manager of Shubhdeep Singh, who is not absconding,” it added.
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 The incident took place a day after his security was withdrawn by the Punjab police among 424 others.
Meanwhile, Advocate General of Punjab Anmol Rattan Sidhu submitted that if the custody of Lawrence Bishnoi is given to the Punjab Police, then it will take full responsibility for the gangster’s security.