Jaggu Bhagwanpuria was sent to five-day police custody

On Monday, the State Special Operation Cell (SSOC) of Punjab Police produced gangster Jaggu Bhagwanpuria in a court and obtained his five-day police remand in an extortion case.

Bhagwanpuria is wanted on several counts of extortion, attempt to murder and murder and is also accused of providing two shooters for the murder of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala.

Bhagwanpuria was produced in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (First Class) Harpreet Kaur by SSOC last year in a case registered under section 384 (extortion) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and relevant sections of the Arms Act.

Bhagwanpuria is a close associate of Lawrence Bishnoi and is active in the state’s Gurdaspur, Ferozepur and Amritsar areas. He was presently lodged in Ludhiana jail, where he was brought on a production warrant.

Bhagwanpuria is notorious for running an extortion business from inside the jails and had allegedly provided two shooters, Manu Kush and Jagroop Roopa, to the Bishnoi gang. Two members of Bhagwanpuria’s team were also arrested for conducting a recce in the village of the slain singer.

The FIR alleged that Bhagwanpuria and his associates were threatening builders abroad and demanding extortion from them.

The SSOC had registered a case against a total of 19 people in the case.

In another case, the district police also brought Nishan Singh and produced him in the court of CJM Jagjit Singh and demanded police remand for interrogation of the accused in the bike theft case registered at Sohana police station. But the court sent the accused to judicial custody. The accused was allegedly involved in an RPG attack on the Intelligence Headquarters of Punjab Police in May this year.


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