Lawrence Bishnoi is a famous Indian gangster who has been accused of various crimes, including murder and extortion, although he denies these charges. His gang reportedly has over 700 shooters across the country.
Lawrence Bishnoi Biography
Lawrence Bishnoi is a 30-year-old Indian gangster who was born in Ferozpur, Punjab. He studied at Abohar and later at DAV College in Chandigarh, where he became involved in university politics and committed crimes with another gangster named Goldy Brar.
Bishnoi completed his LL. B from Panjab University. He is known for making an assassination threat to Bollywood actor Salman Khan and for planning the murder of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala. He is currently in custody in Tihar Jail and has been involved in criminal activities in the states of Punjab, Rajasthan, and Haryana.
Date of Birth | Age
He was born on 12 February 1993, in Ferozpur, Punjab, India. He is currently at the age of 30 years old. He will be 31 years old next year, 2024.
Family Background | Education
Lawrence Bishnoi was born in a village in Punjab. His father was a police constable who later became a farmer. After finishing his school education in Abohar, he went to Chandigarh to study at DAV College.
In 2011, he joined the Panjab University Campus Students Council where he met Goldy Brar, another gangster. They started doing crimes while being involved in university politics. Bishnoi completed his LLB degree from Panjab University.
Criminal Activities | Involvement in Student Politics
Bishnoi began his criminal activities in Chandigarh when several first information reports (FIRs) were registered against him for crimes including an attempt to murder, trespassing, assault and robbery between 2010 and 2012.
All of these cases were related to his involvement in student politics. Out of the seven FIRs registered against him in Chandigarh, he was acquitted in four and three cases are still pending.
During his time in jail, Bishnoi built alliances with criminals behind bars. After being released, he met with arms dealers and other local criminals. His gang increased in size throughout his education in Panjab University.
Murders and Liquor Dealing
After graduation in 2013, he allegedly gunned down the winning candidate of elections of the Government College in Muktsar and a rival candidate at the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation elections.
Bishnoi had to often go into hiding. After 2013 he ventured into liquor dealing. He also sheltered murderers in his gang. In 2014 he had an armed encounter with the Rajasthan Police after which he was sent to jail where he plotted murders and witness executions.
Association with Jaswinder Singh
He befriended a gangster-turned-politician, Jaswinder Singh, alias Rocky. Under Rocky, he remained active in Bharatpur, Rajasthan. Rocky was assassinated in 2016 by Jaipal Bhullar, who himself was gunned down in 2020.
Involvement in Salman Khan Black Buck Hunting Case
In 2018, a close associate of Bishnoi, Sampath Nehra, who allegedly carried out recce of Salman Khan’s residence, disclosed that he was tasked with assassinating Salman Khan for his involvement in the Black Buck hunting case. According to the police, the Bishnoi community considers the Black Buck species to be sacred.
Threats to Salman Khan
While being transported by police to appear in a Jodhpur court in Rajasthan for a case of extortion, Bishnoi stated that “Salman Khan will be killed here, in Jodhpur… Then he will come to know about our real identity… Now, if police want me to do some major crime, I shall kill Salman Khan and that too in Jodhpur.” He claimed that he had been framed for fake charges.
Operational Activities from Jail
He continued to operate his syndicate while in Bharatpur jail, allegedly by receiving help from jail staff. In 2021, he was transferred to Tihar Jail in Delhi regarding a case registered under the MCOCA. According to authorities, Bishnoi uses Voice over IP calls to communicate with his associates outside the jail.
Assassination of Sidhu Moose Wala
On 29 May 2022, Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala was shot dead in Mansa, Punjab. Hours after the assassination, responsibility for the shooting was claimed by Goldy Brar, who claimed that he had engineered the plot with Bishnoi.
Police suggested that Bishnoi’s gang was involved in the shooting. At the time of the shooting, he was in Tihar Jail. Delhi Police Special Cell obtained a 5-day custody of Lawrence for investigation.
Fear of Fake Encounter
After the assassination of Sidhu Moose Wala, Lawrence Bishnoi filed a plea in the Delhi High Court saying that he feared for his life and that the Punjab police might try to kill him in a fake encounter.
He asked the Delhi Police and Tihar Jail authorities to make sure he was safe and properly restrained. However, he later withdrew the plea from the Delhi HC and filed it in Punjab.
Bishnoi was allegedly able to keep running his criminal group while in Bharatpur jail with the help of jail staff. In 2021, he was transferred to Tihar Jail in Delhi for a case under the MCOCA. Authorities have reported that Bishnoi uses Voice over.
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