NEW DELHI: Two days after Punjabi singer and Congress leader Sidhu Moosewala was murdered in broad daylight in Punjab’s Mansa, the Delhi Police on Tuesday brought dreaded gangster Lawrence Bishnoi for questioning from Tihar Jail.
According to Delhi Police officials, Bishnoi, who has been lodged in Delhi’s high-security Tihar Jail has been taken up for questioning by the Special Cell.
The Special Cell has approached Patiala House court for taking Bishnoi on remand for questioning for five days. After the court orders, Bishnoi was brought to the Special Cell office from the Jail.
Bishnoi has been serving time in Delhi’s Tihar Jail in an organised crime case under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act, or MCOCA.
The role of Bishnoi came to the fore after Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar took the responsibility. Brar took to his social media account to claim the responsibility, writing that “he and Bishnoi group was behind the murder”.
“Today, Moosewala was killed in Punjab, I, Sachin Bishnoi, Lawrence Bishnoi take the responsibility. It’s our work. Moosewala’s name surfaced in our brother Vikramjit Singh Middukhera and Gurlal Brar’s murder, but the Punjab Police did not take any action against him. We also came to know that Moosewala was also involved in the encounter of our associate Ankit Bhadu. Moosewala was working against us. Delhi Police had taken his name but Moosewala used his political power and saved his skin each time,” Goldy wrote in his post on Facebook.
According to Delhi Police sources, Moosewala’s death plot might be linked to Delhi’s Tihar Jail. A police source said that a phone number has been traced to the jail, in connection to the murder.
“Only a few days ago, a criminal named Shahrukh was arrested by police. He was using a messaging app to communicate with gangster Goldy Brar,” the source said.
Shahrukh was arrested by the Delhi Police in April this year. He was carrying a reward of Rs 2 lakh on his head before his arrest and was wanted in 10 cases of murder, robbery and extortion.
Earlier in the day, thousands of people gathered in Moosewala’s Moosa village to attend his last rites.