Sidhu Moose Wala Murder: Lawrence Bishnoi withdraws petition seeking protection from Punjab Police

Sidhu Moose Wala Murder: 

Jailed gangster Lawrence Bishnoi has withdrawn his petition seeking protection from the Delhi High Court as he had apprehension of getting killed in a fake encounter by Punjab Police. He will now move to the High Court of Punjab and Haryana.

On Wednesday, the Delhi High Court heard the plea of jailed gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, who had expressed fears that he may be killed in a fake encounter by the Punjab Police. 

Lawrence Bishnoi is suspected to be involved in the murder of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala. Lawrence Bishnoi had requested in his application that the Tihar Jail Administration and Delhi Police should be directed to ensure his security. Also, measures like videography should be taken before giving his custody to other state police including Punjab Police.

Lawrence Bishnoi is lodged in Tihar Jail under the Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act (MCOCA). He was on Tuesday remanded in the custody of the Special Branch of Delhi Police for three days after being arrested under the Arms Act.

2 people injured in attack on Sidhu Moose Wala

On May 29, a day after the Punjab government reduced his security, Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala Murder was murdered by unidentified assailants in Mansa district of Punjab. 

Sidhu Moose Wala Murder’s brother and friend, who were also in the vehicle at the time of the incident, were also injured in the attack.

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann has announced setting up of a judicial inquiry commission under the chairmanship of a sitting High Court judge to probe the murder of the 28-year-old Sidhu Moose Wala Murder. 

Sidhu Moose Wala’s real name was Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu. He was among 424 people whose security was temporarily withdrawn or reduced by the Punjab government.

Goldie Brar took responsibility

Lawrence Bishnoi, in the application filed through advocate Vishal Chopra, has requested that the Tihar Jail authorities be directed to inform his lawyer before giving his custody to the police of any other state on the basis of any production warrant.

Lawrence Bishnoi has feared that due to rivalry between political parties in Punjab, he may be killed in a fake encounter by the Punjab Police. Goldie Brar, a gangster living in Canada, who is an associate of Lawrence Bishnoi, has claimed responsibility for the murder of Sidhu Moose Wala.


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