Bishnoi versus Bambiha: Moosewala’s homicide brings gang wars again in focus


The killing of singer-politician Sidhu Moosewala has once more put below highlight a nexus of gangsters from Delhi, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan, identified to work in tandem as they search to determine dominance within the area. Simply final month, Delhi Police had arrested a 28-year-old, Md Shahrukh, who disclosed to them that he was allegedly plotting to remove Moosewala.

Shahrukh is allegedly concerned in 10 circumstances of homicide, try and homicide and extortion, and used to work for the South Delhi-based Shakti Naidu gang till its chief was killed in an encounter by the Uttar Pradesh Police. Shahrukh, who was ultimately arrested, joined the Hashim Baba gang whereas he was inside jail. He was launched on parole through the pandemic.

“Hashim too had landed in jail throughout Covid and he turned shut pals with notorious jailed gangster Lawrence Bishnoi by gangster Jitender Gogi. Each Hashim and Shahrukh began working for Bishnoi, and Shahrukh was requested to remove Moosewala. He spent two-three months doing a recce, however did not execute the plan on account of Moosewala having heavy safety cowl. After Shahrukh’s arrest, this data was shared by the Delhi Police Particular Cell with the Punjab Police,” stated a senior police officer.

Arrest no deterrent

A senior police officer stated that within the final 5 years, many Delhi-based gangsters have been put behind bars: “Of their absence, gangsters from Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan have tried to function within the capital, usually forming alliances with Delhi gangsters who’re in jail.”

Many, senior officers say, work out of worldwide places akin to Dubai, Thailand and Canada, distant controlling their gangs from afar. “Bishnoi’s affiliate Virender Pratap alias Kala Rana was working from Thailand; Satenderjeet Singh alias Goldy Brar from Canada; and Gaurav Patiala alias Fortunate from Armenia,” an officer stated. In a social media publish, Brar had claimed accountability for Moosewala’s dying.

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Whereas Bishnoi’s gang is arguably essentially the most infamous, it has confronted stiff competitors from a rival gang led by Davinder Bambiha, who used to run an extortion racket in Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula earlier than being killed in 2016 in an encounter with the Punjab Police. Since then, his aides, Dilpreet and Sukhpreet alias Budha, have been operating the gang from inside jail.

With each gangs making an attempt to develop their sphere of affect, alliances began being fashioned, police stated.

Bishnoi sided with gangsters Kala Jathedi (Haryana), Subbe Gujjar (Gurgaon), Anand Pal Singh (Rajasthan), Jitender Gogi (Outer Delhi), and Hashim Baba (Northeast Delhi). Sampat Nehra, who hails from Rajasthan and was related to scholar politics there, additionally joined Bishnoi’s crime syndicate, police stated, including that he was instrumental in forming the alliance between Bishnoi and Kala Jathedi in jail.

“Then again, Bambiha had made alliances with Kaushal Chaudhary (Gurgaon), Neeraj Bawana (Delhi) and Sunil alias Tillu Tajpuriya (Outer Delhi),” the officer stated.

Each gangs, officers stated, have orchestrated high-profile crimes. For example, the latest Rohini courtroom shootout through which gangster Jitender Gogi was killed was deliberate by the Bambiha gang and their allies.


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