PUNJAB: In Siddhu Moosewala Case, Punjab and Haryana High Court directs Punjab Government to assess threat perception to Assistant Advocate General, Harsimran Sandhu.
Harisimran Sandhu has moved a plea in the court seeking direction from the official authorities in Punjab to provide him adequate security. He informed the court that he has been receiving threats from different gangsters as he was having a close friendship with Sidhu Moosewala, who was murdered by some group of gangsters in broad daylight on May 29, 2022.
Advocate Vipin Ghai appeared from the petitioner’s side and informed the court that he had already given representation regarding the imminent threat to his life but the concerned authorities had failed to take any action.
Further, he said that he is constantly receiving threats from anti-social elements/gangsters. He specially mentioned the names of Lawrence Bishnoi and Goldy Brar’s gang. He informed the court that they are calling him and giving interviews on TV that after Sidhu Moosewala, the next target would be the petitioner.
The court issued a notice of motion to the State Government and gave 4 weeks’ time to the counsel appearing for the state government to seek necessary instructions and to file a status report.
The Court also listed the matter on 14 October 2022 and the Court directed the official authority to look into the matter and if the situation so warrants, to provide interim protection to the petitioner in accordance with the law.