Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi who is currently in the Delhi Police’s custody is the mastermind in the Sidhu Moose Wala murder case, Special Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) H S Dhaliwal said on Wednesday.
Addressing a press conference, Dhaliwal said that the police have arrested Siddhesh Hiraman Kamle, alias Mahakal, a close associate of the main shooter in the killing of the popular singer and Congress leader.
The police said Mahakal has been arrested from Pune and added that five more suspects have been identified in connection with the murder case.
On May 29, Moose Wala was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Punjab’s Mansa district.
Dhaliwal said, “On May 29, in Punjab`s Mansa, Sidhu Moose Wala was killed by assailants. Delhi Police Special Cell traced down the organised gang and criminals who carried out the murder. In this incident as well, we have received information that this attack was planned. It is our duty to nab the culprits as soon as possible.”
“A first, we carried out some groundwork in the case. We know that the case was registered in Punjab by the Punjab Police. With the joint cooperation of the Delhi Police and Punjab Police, we began the task of identifying the killers at first. With the efforts of the Delhi Police, we established that about five persons were mainly involved in the incident. Later, the Punjab Police identified a few more criminals,” he further said.
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Earlier, Gangster Goldy Brar had claimed the responsibility for Moose Wala`s murder. This murder was in retaliation for youth Akali leader Vicky Middukhera`s killing that took place last year. The Punjab Police on Tuesday had said it had arrested eight persons so far in connection with the brutal murder of Moosewala.
The police spokesperson said they also sought a red corner notice against gangster-turned-terrorist Harwinder Singh Sandhu, alias Rinda, of Rattoke village, Tarn Taran.
(With inputs from agencies)