Sidhu Moose Wala murder: With Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar claiming responsibility for the murder of singer-politician Sidhu Moose Wala, sources in Delhi Police Special Cell say they will look into the role of those associated with Lawrence Bishnoi, of whose gang Brar is a part. Many such associates, police said, are already behind bars in and around Delhi.
Senior officers also said they had been investigating Brar for allegedly planning several murders and attempts to murder from Canada.
Bishnoi and his gang, the officer said, have criminal records in Delhi, Rajasthan, Punjab, and Haryana, with Bishnoi, lodged in a Rajasthan jail, still managing to run his gang from inside.
In February last year, with Bishnoi’s help, Brar allegedly planned the murder of Youth Congress Leader Gurlal Singh Balwan in Punjab.
Manishi Chandra, DCP (Special Cell), had at the time told the media that his team arrested three men who fired more than 10-12 bullets at Balwan and killed him. “The accused have confessed to their crime and said they had been following Balwan during the farmers’ protest at the Singhu border and even during the Jantar Mantar violence on January 26 last year, but couldn’t execute their plan because of the crowd. In February, they killed him on the instructions of Brar.”
Bishnoi’s associates are as infamous as the gangster himself. His associate and friend Sampat Nehra had allegedly planned to kill Bollywood actor Salman Khan and was arrested by the Haryana Special Task Force in Bangalore in 2018.
The Son of a retired Chandigarh police officer, Nehra had also claimed responsibility for an incident in Chandigarh in which Punjabi singer Parmish Verma was shot in April 2018.
Other key associates of the gang are Kala Jathedi, Monty, and Kala Rana. Allegedly involved in 30 murders, Rana was extradited to India from Thailand and arrested by DCP Chandra’s team in March.
Jathedi, who is allegedly involved in 40 murders, was arrested with his girlfriend Anuradha Chaudhari, referred to as “lady don” in Rajasthan, by the Delhi Police Special Cell in July last year.