After Punjab Singer's Murder, Security Of Gangster Raised In Delhi 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.

After Punjab Singer's Murder, Security Of Gangster Raised In Delhi Jail

The special cell of Delhi police questioned him in Tihar jail yesterday.

New Delhi:

Security for jailed gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, leader of a criminal gang which claimed responsibility for the murder of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala, has been raised in Delhi's Tihar prison, sources said. He had yesterday gone to court in a bid to stop the Punjab Police from taking him with them as he fears he would be killed in an "encounter". Surveillance has also been increased inside the prison on a day when thousands gathered for the last rites of the singer at his native village in Punjab today.

Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar, who has claimed responsibility for Moose Wala's murder, is a close aide of Bishnoi.

The singer was shot at least 30 times from an automatic assault rifle while he was driving his SUV.

Lawrence Bishnoi is a former student leader of DAV College in Chandigarh. His lawyer denied his involvement and questioned: "How can such a huge murder conspiracy be planned from jail?"

The Punjab police suspect gang rivalry behind Sidhu Moose Wala's killing. Investigations reveal Goldy Brar was in touch with someone inside Tihar 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, which has very tough conditions for granting bail.

The special cell of Delhi police had questioned him in Tihar jail yesterday where he is lodged in a high-security ward.

According to sources from the special cell, they questioned Lawrence Bishnoi, Kala Jatheri, and Kala Rana -- all lodged in Tihar.

The Delhi police special cell team has left for Punjab now. 

A key suspect, who is reportedly a member of the Bishnoi gang, was yesterday detained from Uttarakhand's Dehradun in a joint operation by the state police and their Punjab counterparts. Five other people were also detained along with the main suspect. All of them are being interrogated by the Punjab police.

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