Faridkot Court on Wednesday sent gangster Lawrence Bishnoi to a two-days Police remand in connection with Rs 50 Lakhs extortion from a cloth merchant in Punjab’s Kotkapura.
The Faridkot Police had brought him from Moga and sought his remand in connection with the matter.
He was earlier sent to the ten-day police remand of Moga Police in an attempt to a murder case on August 1. Bishnoi is accused of the murder of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Moga, Gulneet Singh Khurana, had said that Bishnoi was brought for questioning in an attempt to murder case filed in December 2021 in which the police had arrested a sharpshooter from Bishnoi’s gang Monu Dagar.
The Moga police claimed that on directions of Bishnoi, Canada-based Goldy Brar sent two shooters Jodhajit Singh and Monu Dagar to kill Jatinder Kumar Neela
On December 1, 2021, Dagar and Jodha from Amritsar arrived on a bike, armed with two Zigana eagle pistols and opened fire at Sunil Dhamija and his son Pratham Dhamija after mistaking Sunil for his brother Jatinder Neela.
An FIR was lodged under section 307 (attempt to murder) of the IPC, sections 54, 59, 25 (arms manufacture, sale, repair, etc) of the Arms Act and section 22 (contravention in relation to psychotropic substances) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act at the Moga city police station.
Dagar, who belongs to Sonipat in Haryana, was a wanted criminal and also an accused in Moose Wala’s murder case.