A Delhi court on Thursday sent gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, prime accused in the Siddhu Moosewala murder case, to 10-day NIA custody. Bishnoi, currently lodged in Bathinda jail in Punjab, is wanted in a number of criminal cases including murder and extortion.
While seeking custody of Bishnoi, NIA told the court that the gangster conspired to recruit youngsters for terror attacks in India, the Indian Express reported. The NIA had sought 12-day custody of the gangster.
In June this year, Punjab Police had brought Bishnoi to the state from Delhi to question him in the singer Sidhu Moosewala murder case. Bishnoi was later taken into custody by the state police in many other cases registered against him in Punjab.
Moosewala, was shot dead in Punjab's Mansa district on May 29.
Moosewala was killed when he, along with his friend and cousin, was travelling in a jeep in Jawahar Ke village in Mansa. Six shooters waylaid his vehicle and pumped bullets into him.
Canada-based Goldy Brar, who is a member of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang, had claimed he was behind the murder.
-with PTI inputs