Sidhu Moosewala Murder Row: Punjab and Haryana High Court dismissed petition by gangster Lawrence Bishnoi

Lawrence Bishnoi

PUNJAB: Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday dismissed the petition by gangster Lawrence Bishnoi. Earlier, Lawrence Bishnoi moved to court in a bid to stop the Punjab Police from taking him with them.

The gang leader, Lawrence Bishnoi, has been serving time in Delhi’s Tihar Jail in an organized crime case under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act, or MCOCA, which has very tough conditions for granting bail.

In his petition to Delhi’s Patiala House Court, Lawrence Bishnoi said he should not be handed over to the Punjab Police because he fears he would be killed in an “encounter”.

As the matter came up for hearing before the bench of Justice Sureshwar Thakur, Advocate General of Punjab, Anmol Rattan Sidhu, contended that Bishnoi has not been named in the FIR registered at Mansa in the Sidhu Moosewala murder case and thus his plea was premature and not maintainable.

The court, after hearing the matter, dismissed the plea. A detailed order is yet to be released.

He is lodged in Tihar in connection with a case lodged under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act (MCOCA). He was remanded in three-day custody of the Delhi Police Special Cell on Tuesday after it arrested him in an Arms Act case.

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