Lawrence Bishnoi’s SC father ‘not getting legal help’ in Sidhu Moosewala murder case
NEW DELHI: Mobster Lawrence Bishnoi’s father has gone to the Supreme Court to complain that his son had no legal assistance in Mansa, Punjab, and also challenged a Delhi court’s remand order for his production in front of Mansa court in the murder case of singer Sidhu Moosewala.
Lawyer Sangram S. Saron mentioned the issue of urgent registration before a vacation bench consisting of Judges Surya Kant and JB Pardiwala, and pointed out that Mansa’s lawyers were unwilling to provide legal assistance to the son of his client.
Saron argued that his client had also challenged the Delhi court order allowing Bishnoi to transit to Punjab and added that it was contrary to the interim guidelines of some high courts in a case previously filed by Bishnoi.
Moosewala, who unsuccessfully contested recent Punjab Assembly elections on a Mansa Congress ticket, was murdered in cold blood on May 29.
The bench said the boycott by the bar was not warranted and asked the lawyer to move the Punjab and Haryana High Court in connection with the case. “You can go to the High Court and they will provide advice from the legal aid services,” Judge Kant said.
During the hearing, the bench also questioned how the jurisdiction of the Punjab police to question Bishnoi could be challenged and pointed out that Moosewala was murdered in Punjab. The bench orally observed that the Punjab Police should investigate since the murder took place there. He said, “Why can’t he be taken to Punjab?”
Saron insisted on urgently listing the case for hearing. However, the bench said there was no urgency to hear the case over the holidays. After hearing arguments on the matter, the bench set the plea for a rehearing on July 11.
Some of the defendants arrested by the Punjab Police revealed the name of Lawrence Bishnoi as the main culprit who hired them to carry out the murder of Moosewala.
Punjab Police have named Bishnoi as the mastermind behind the whole Sidhu Moosewala murder plot. Bishnoi was then in Tihar prison in Delhi.