Mobster Lawrence Bishnoi says community will not forgive Salman over Blackbuck case: Delhi Police | Latest India News

Jailed mobster Lawrence Bishnoi has said his community will never forgive Bollywood star Salman Khan unless he publicly apologizes for killing a blackbuck, considered sacred by the Bishnoi community, the special cell said on Sunday. of the Delhi Police.

About a fortnight before Bishnoi made the revelations during his interrogation in connection with the murder of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala, Salman Khan’s lawyer in the black deer poaching case Hastimal Saraswat received a death threat in a letter allegedly sent at the request of the Bishnoi gang, a senior police officer said

The letter would have warned the lawyer “to suffer the same fate as Sidhu Moosewala”, added the officer.

“During interrogation, he candidly said that since the Bishnese regard the blackbuck as the reincarnation of their religious guru, Bhagwan Jambeshwar also known as Jambaji, acquittal or court punishment will not be the final verdict. for him,” said HGS Dhaliwal, Special Commissioner (Special Cell). “He also said that the actor and his father will make a tender public apology at Jambaji Temple or the Bishnois will kill them.”

Pramod Kushwaha, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell), who interviewed the mobster on several occasions, said that born to a wealthy farming family in the sleepy hamlet of Dhattaranwali in Punjab’s Ferozepur district, Bishnoi d first made headlines when his gang of members told police he wanted to avenge the 1998 poaching by killing Khan.

“When Sampat Nehra, a key member of the Bishnoi gang, was arrested in Bengaluru in June 2018, he too revealed the gang’s plan to eliminate Salman Khan – who was convicted in the deer poaching case and sentenced to five years in prison in 2018,” Kushwaha said. “Lawrence is from the Bishnoi community, to whom black deer, a species protected under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972, are sacred. Surprisingly, most of the mobsters associated with Lawrence Bishnoi’s core group are fanatically religious.

None of the hardcore Lawrence Bishnoi gang members have any vices and they keep it fast every Tuesday. “Bishnoi candidly admitted throughout his interrogation that members of his community would never forgive Salman Khan unless he apologized for killing the blackbuck,” the DCP added.

Meanwhile, a senior officer in the Mumbai Police’s Criminal Division – who was recently in Delhi to question Bishnoi in connection with the threatening letter to Salman Khan and his father Salim Khan – said police had identified the people involved in delivering the letter.

“During the interrogation of Moosewala murder defendant Siddhesh Hiraman Kamble aka Mahakal who is a member of the Bishnoi gang, it was revealed that Bishnoi’s aide Vikram Barad brought the letter to Salim Khan “said the officer, on condition of anonymity. “Bishnoi had sent the letter to the actor and his screenwriter father Salim Khan. Three people from his gang had traveled from Jalore in Rajasthan to Mumbai to deliver the letter and meet Mahakal.

Religious ideology linked to criminals is not a new phenomenon these days, a senior police officer said. Gangster Vikas Dubey was arrested by Ujjain police on July 9, 2020 at the Mahakal temple premises there – around 10 days after eight police officers, including a deputy superintendent of police, were shot dead in the village of Bikru in Uttar Pradesh by Dubey and his men. A day later, Dubey was killed in a clash with police after he allegedly tried to flee as he was taken to Kanpur from Ujjain.

Alok Singh, Commissioner of Police, Gautam Budh Nagar, said this emergence of criminals with strong religious beliefs has two possible meanings. “Recently we stopped the construction of a place of worship in Noida which was being built with the protection money raised by an associate of the gangster Sundar Bhati. While the first possible reason why the criminals are religious is the fear in their conscience that only the cult can cover up their crimes, the other reason is to project themselves as saints to deceive the police and the public,” Singh said. “For any law enforcement agency , being religiously benevolent never means concealing criminal activity.”

A don-turned-politician from Bihar, who is serving a life sentence in a prison murder case there, recently told HT that religious belief is a basic right of every Indian. “I have never been to a religious place in the past 10 years, but I don’t find anything wrong if a gangster performs spiritual or religious practices behind bars. Even the fabrication of religious entities with the money looted by the bandits of Chambal is not a new story. But I still condemn if a criminal kills someone for money and then uses it for charitable purposes for religious entities. Moreover, the court of law is above any puppet court of religious justice in our country,” the former MP said.

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