The Punjab police claimed on Tuesday that they had managed to detain one of the accused, Sachin Thapan, in Azerbaijan with the aid of the Indian government, marking yet another development in the Sidhu Moosewala murder investigation.
According to Punjab DGP Gaurav Yadav, there are efforts being made to repatriate Thapan to India. In a video statement, Yadav claimed in a video statement that “the Punjab police, with the assistance of central agencies and the government of India, traced accused Sachin Thapan to Dubai and then to Azerbaijan, where he has been held.”
The other primary defendant in the case, Anmol Bishnoi, was located in Kenya by the security forces. Before the murder of Moosewala on May 29, both had escaped India using false documents.
Anmol, the brother of criminal Lawrence Bishnoi, who has been identified as the case’s main suspect, is being sought for, according to the officials. According to official sources, Anmol’s movements were tracked by the Anti-Gangster Task Force (AGTF), which was directed by ADGP Pramod Ban and included AIG Gurmeet Chauhan and DSP Bikramjit Brar. It is also rumoured that paperwork for Thapan’s extradition is being prepared by the AGTF and the Mansa police.
Moosewala’s shocking murder is supposedly the work of four gangsters who were hiding abroad, including Thapan and Anmol. Lipin Nehra and Goldy Brar are the other two. According to police officials, Lawrence Bishnoi obtained phoney passports for his brother Anmol and close friend Thapan as part of a carefully planned plot to safeguard them. The Regional Passport Office in Delhi was in charge of issuing the passports.
According to the officials, Lawrence wanted the pair to plan and carry out the crime from another country without being seen or held accountable. Anmol was detained in Jodhpur jail until he was freed on bail on October 7, 2021. He is facing 18 active criminal offences. Thapan is also sought after in 12 criminal cases.