Sidhu Moosewala Murder Case: Cops begin process to bring Lawrence Bishnoi to Punjab; Redesign of the SIT: The Tribune India


Tribune press service

Bathinda, June 1

Superintendent of Police, VK Bhawra today strengthened and reconstituted the Special Investigation Team (SIT) investigating the Sidhu Moosewala murder case even as Punjab Police began the process to bring imprisoned mobster Lawrence Bishnoi to the state for questioning.

The six-member SIT will be led by ADGP, Anti-Gangster Task Force (AGTF), Pramod Ban. It will have a new chairman, IGP (Punjab Armed Police) Jaskaran Singh, and two other new members – Assistant Inspector General (AGTF) ​​Gurmeet Singh Chauhan and Mansa SSP Gaurav Toora.

Mansa SP (Investigation) Dharamveer Singh, Bathinda DSP (Investigation) Vishawajeet Singh and Mansa CIA in charge Prithipal Singh are its current members.

In his new order, DGP Bhawra said the SIT should conduct the day-to-day investigation, arrest the perpetrators and at the endof the investigation, file the report in the competent court.

Speaking to the media, the Mansa SSP said: ‘We will be interviewing imprisoned mobster Lawrence Bishnoi after bringing him to the state in connection with the murder of Sidhu Moosewala. At present, Bishnoi is in the custody of Delhi Police. We will involve him in the investigation in this matter, in accordance with the law.

It has been learned that a Punjab police team has left for Delhi to bring Bishnoi on a production warrant.

He said police were investigating various angles in relation to the singer’s murder as they had obtained a number of leads. “The cops traced the route taken by the criminals from CCTV footage. Where they came from, how they conducted the reconnaissance and how they escaped – we have it all figured out,” the SSP said.

“We have arrested one person and brought two members of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang under production warrant from Bathinda and Ferozepur prisons to Mansa. They were taken into custody for six days,” the SSP said, adding that during the interrogation “we hope to obtain more information about the attackers.”

Police are investigating the role of Lawrence Bishnoi and his Canada-based assistant Goldy Brar, who had taken responsibility for the crime, the SSP added. Sidhu Moosewala was killed by unidentified people in the village of Jawaharke in Mansa on Sunday evening. He suffered 25 gunshot wounds. On Tuesday, he was cremated in the presence of thousands of his fans.

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