CHANDIGARH, June 15: Punjab Police brought gangster Lawrence Bishnoi under heavy security to the state from Delhi in the early hours of Wednesday to question him in the singer Sidhu Moosewala murder case.
Bishnoi was produced before a court in Mansa district which remanded him to seven-day police custody, sources said.
He was later brought for questioning to the Crime Investigation Agency office in Kharar, near here, they said.
A Delhi court on Tuesday granted Punjab Police the transit remand of Bishnoi to take him to Punjab in the case related to the singer and Congress leader Moosewala’s murder.
The Delhi court had passed the order as Punjab Police produced Bishnoi before it after formally arresting him in the case.
After being brought to Mansa in the early hours from Delhi, he was produced before a court after a medical check-up at the district civil hospital. The court later remanded him to seven-day custody of the Punjab Police, the sources said.
From Delhi to Mansa and from Mansa to Kharar, Bishnoi was brought in a bullet-proof vehicle under heavy Punjab Police escort.
The Special Investigation Team constituted in the Moosewala murder case will question him at length, the sources said.
As per an official statement issued here on Tuesday evening, Bishnoi has been nominated as an accused and conspirator in the singer’s murder case. It had said he would be taken on police remand for further interrogation to unravel the conspiracy and the motive behind the killing.
The SIT probing the murder case of Moosewala is making steady progress, Additional Director General of Punjab Police Pramod Ban had said on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, Punjab Police had arrested two active members of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang who were working on the directions of Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar.
The Bhagwant Mann-led Government in Punjab is not leaving any stone unturned to extradite Canada-based Brar, who was the first to take responsibility for the murder, the statement had said.
Moosewala, the singer-politician who had joined the Congress months before the 2022 state assembly polls, was shot dead on May 29 by unidentified assailants in Punjab’s Mansa district.
Earlier, Punjab Police had said the killing of Moosewala seemed to be the result of an inter-gang rivalry and that the Lawrence Bishnoi gang was involved in it.
Punjab Police has arrested nine people for providing logistic support, conducting recce and harbouring the shooters of Moosewala, Tuesday’s statement had said. (PTI)