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Lawrence Bishnoi admitted to being the mastermind in the Moosawala murder case, says Punjab Police MPNRC

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Lawrence Bishnoi was arrested by the state police last week and brought to Punjab. (File photo: PTI)

Sidhu Musewala was shot dead in Punjab’s Mansa district on May 29, a day after the Punjab government temporarily removed the security cover of the singer and 423 people.

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Punjab Police ADGP Pramod Ban on Thursday said gangster Lawrence Bishnoi has admitted that he was the mastermind behind the murder of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala and was planning it since last August. Ban, who also heads the Anti-Gangster Task Force, said another accused Baldev alias Nikku was arrested on Thursday. Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, also known as Sidhu Musewala, was shot dead on May 29 in Punjab’s Mansa district, a day after the Punjab government temporarily suspended the singer and the security cover of 423 people. was cut.

“We recently arrested Lawrence Bishnoi in this case and his remand was extended till June 27. He has admitted that he was the mastermind (in Musewala’s murder),” Ban told reporters. “The plan to execute the murder was being hatched from August last year. As per our knowledge, the recce was done thrice. In January also, a separate group of shooters had come to kill Musewala but could not do so,” the ADGP said.

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He also said that a receipt dated May 25 was found from a petrol pump in Fatehabad in the vehicle used in Moosewala’s murder, following which the Punjab Police disclosed the incidents. “From the CCTV footage obtained from the Fatehabad petrol pump, we have identified the accused Priyavrat alias Fauji. We have arrested 13 people so far and the whole conspiracy has been exposed.

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A Mansa court extended the police remand of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, who was brought by Punjab Police from Delhi last week for questioning in the singer Sidhu Musewala murder case. The Delhi Police had arrested three people, including two shooters, in the case after officials said on Monday that one of them was in contact with Canadian gangster Goldie Barr at the time of the incident.

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