Sidhu Moose Wala murder: Punjab Police gets transit remand of Lawrence Bishnoi
New Delhi, Jun 14: Delhi Court on Tuesday granted Punjab Police the transit remand of alleged gangster Lawrence Bishnoi to take him to Punjab in connection with Punjabi singer and Congress leader Sidhu Moose Wala murder case.
The court passed the order as Punjab Police produced gangster Lawrence Bishnoi before it after formally arresting him in the case. It directed the state police to produce Bishnoi Wednesday before Chief Judicial Magistrate in Mansa court.
The Punjab Police sought custody of Lawrence Bishnoi in connection with their ivestigation into the murder of Sidhu Moose Wala.
Moosewala was shot dead on Sunday by unidentified assailants in Punjab's Mansa district, a day after the state government curtailed his security cover. Punjab Police said the killing of the popular singer seemed to be the result of an inter-gang rivalry and that the Lawrence Bishnoi gang was involved in it.
Bishnoi - who is facing a trial under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act in the national capital-sought a direction to Tihar Jail authorities not to give his custody to the Punjab Police.
Bishnoi wanted the high court to order that the probe against him be conducted in the jail without the police obtaining his physical custody.
The Delhi Police had earlier reported to have questioned Bishnoi in connection with the murder.