One of the key accused in Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala's murder, Sachin Bishnoi alias Sachin Thapan has been extradited to India from Baku, Azerbaijan by Delhi Police Special Cell. Sachin Bishnoi, who is the nephew of criminal Lawrence Bishnoi, has been on the run since the murder in May last year, after fleeing the country using a forged passport.
The union government had dispatched a team to Azerbaijan to apprehend the dreaded gangster Sachin Bishnoi who is one of the accused in the murder of Sidhu Moosewala in May last year. Bishnoi had earlier moved an appeal before a higher appellate authority in Azerbaijan to avoid his extradition after he was detained there in August last year. His appeal was however, rejected in July this year.
Who is Sachin Bishnoi?
Sachin Bishnoi is one of the four gangsters who allegedly hatched the conspiracy for the murder of Sidhu Moosewala. According to media reports, he had openly confessed to a news channel that he shot and killed the Punjab singer “with his own hands” as an act of revenge.
He had claimed that the murder was a revenge for the killing of “his brother Vicky Middukhera”, who was a close friend of Lawrence.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) had this month extradited gangster Vikramjeet Singh alias Vikram Brar, aide to Lawrence Bishnoi, from the UAE. Brar is an accused in multiple cases linked to the Lawrence Bishnoi gang including the targeted killing of Moosewala.
The extradition of Sachin Bishnoi is expected to shed more details on the murder case.