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Lawrence Bishnoi to be sent to NIA's 10-day custody: Delhi court

Lawrence Bishnoi to be sent to NIAs 10-day custody: Delhi court

New Delhi: Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi was given 10 days in the National Investigation Agency's (NIA) detention by a Delhi court on Thursday.

The NIA detained Bishnoi in connection with a case involving a plot by terrorist organisations and criminal organisations to commit violent acts and sensational crimes across the nation. Bishnoi was previously detained in Bathinda jail in connection with the murder of singer Sidhu Moosewala.

Special Judge Shailendra Malik passed the directions after the agency moved an application saying his interrogation was required to unearth the larger conspiracy.

During the hearing, the court asked the agency, "What is the locus of NIA in the Moosewala murder case?" The NIA, while seeking Bishnoi's custody for 12 days, replied that the material was coming from Pakistan and people like Moosewala are targets.

"An investigation into the larger aspect is being carried out, and links are being searched," the agency said.

The agency has said Bishnoi was arrested after it was found that most of the conspiracies were hatched from inside the jail by him and were being executed by an organised network of operatives based in the country and abroad.

Moosewala was shot dead in May by unidentified assailants in Punjab's Mansa district, a day after the state government had curtailed his security cover.

With PTI inputs

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