Published on: June 30, 2022 at 17:45 IST
After obtaining an arrest warrant from the Mansa-based court, the Punjab police SIT on Wednesday got remand of notorious gangster Jaggu Bhagwanpuria, also known as Jagdeep Singh, in order to continue further investigation in the murder of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala.
Jaggu, a resident of Batala’s Bhagwanpura, is said to be closely linked to the Lawrence Bishnoi gang. He allegedly provided two of the shooters from Punjab who killed Moosewala. His involvement in facilitating the shootout participants by arranging logistics and other support for them also came out during the investigation.
Although Amritsar and the border region are Jaggu’s main operational areas, in recent months he has become involved in cases throughout Punjab and its neighbouring states.
Around 68 criminal cases have been filed against the gangster, including murder, contract killing, robbery, extortion, and cross border smuggling in drugs and weapons.
According to reports, Davinder Bambiha’s gang and Jaggu’s gang are rivals. The gangster is believed to be close with Lawrence Bishnoi’s gang, though, as both groups are said to have occasionally exchanged shooters when performing sensational crimes.
Sanjiv Kumar, called Bubba, another criminal who had been released from prison on parole, was murdered by Jaggu in Amritsar in September 2014. Bubba was serving a life sentence in prison for the 2010 murder of Raju Chikna, another gangster, at the Amritsar court complex.
In July 2015, Jaggu was arrested by the rural police of Amritsar. Reportedly, he manages his gang via social media, cell phones, etc. from within the jail.
Jaggu was a key player in the murder of his border zone arch rival Rana Kandowalia in 2021. He is currently being brought from Delhi to the competent court in Mansa on a transit remand.