Sidhu Moosewala Murder: On Tuesday, the Delhi court granted the Punjab Police transit remand of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, who is accused of murdering singer-turned-politician Sidhu Moose Wala.
During the investigation of the Sidhu Moosewala murder case, the confession statements of the arrested individuals indicated that Lawrence Bishnoi commissioned his co-defendants to carry out “a premeditated murder of Sidhu Moose Wala”. The Punjab Police argue that interrogation of gangsters is crucial.
According to Punjab Police, the same thing has been confirmed by the upload on social media in which Lawrence Bishnoi declares his intent to murder Sidhu Moose Wala. Delhi Police have interrogated the aforementioned individual Lawrence Bishnoi, and they have described him as the chief conspirator in the murder of Sidhu Moosewala through press conferences,” it said.
The Patiala High Court granted Bishnoi’s remand on certain terms, including that he would be taken away only after a medical examination, that all safety measures would be taken into account, that he would be handcuffed and shackled, and that he would be transported in a bulletproof vehicle.
The Anti-Gangster Task Force (AGTF) arrested Bishnoi and took him to Mansa late Tuesday and early Wednesday, immediately after receiving the order. Bishnoi was taken before a court early Wednesday, where he was remanded to seven-day police custody.
Even though the case continues, there is a better understanding of what transit remands mean and how it is accomplished.
Lawrence Bishnoi Remand Explained
Within 24 hours of an individual’s arrest or detention, the person must be presented before a judge by Article 22 (2) of the Constitution.
The police may seek transit remand, which is the detention of a defendant while taking him from one location to another in police custody, to take him before a magistrate with jurisdiction over the case (Jurisdictional Magistrate).
The basic purpose of remand is to enable the police to move the detainee from the location where he was arrested to the location where the matter can be investigated and tried.
During the investigation or trial phases, the person may be in jail, or after the trial, if he is also charged with a crime in a different jurisdiction, a transit remand may be sought.
If the police want to transfer an accused person to a different court to face charges, the court might grant the request if it feels appropriate, subject to the condition that the accused is formally arrested. The police may formally arrest the accused using section 167(2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
A Mumbai court has ordered that Lawrence Bishnoi, a notorious gangster, be tried for organised crime in Maharashtra, under a law that is much tougher than the Indian Criminal Procedure Code.
Guidelines for Transit Remand
The authorities must follow certain rules and procedures when requesting transit detainment or when conducting the activity.
The law states that a case diary must be provided to the magistrate and that Sub Inspectors or lower are not permitted to request police custody remands. Furthermore, the magistrate must justify his decision to grant a police custody remand.
Furthermore, transit remands may only be granted by a judicial magistrate, unless an executive magistrate is not available. After seven days have elapsed, the defendant must either be brought before a competent magistrate or be released on bail.
The Supreme Court has also outlined procedures for the temporary hold of a detainee/accused.
The police were ordered to videography all routes leading to the court in the Lawrence Bishnoi case. Anmol Rattan Sidhu, the Punjab advocate general, said that 50 police officers, two bulletproof vehicles, and 12 other vehicles would be used to bring Bishnoi to Mansa.