Punjab gangster Jaggu Bhagwanpuria taken into custody on charges of counterfeiting

The district court remanded gangster Jaggu Bhagwanpuria on Saturday for extortion and forgery.

The Criminal Division indicted Bhagwanpuria earlier this year, charging him with extortion, forgery and issuing a passport with forged documents. He had at that time been booked under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Passport Act.

The Court of Judgment Magistrate (first class) Sonali Singh also arrested gangster Lawrence Bishnoi in the same case last week. Bhagwanpuria is a close associate of Bishnoi.

Bhagwanpuria, who is also the main suspect in the brutal killing of Punjabi singer and politician Sidhu Moose Wala, has also been accused of obtaining a fake passport for Bishnoi’s brother Anmol Bishnoi – which he used a month before Moose Wala was killed on May 29 fled abroad.

Police sources said the travel agency that helped the accused get the passport has also been nominated.

Meanwhile, Jalandhar police on Saturday remanded Bhagwanpuria for questioning him in a 2014 gun law case and brought him before the Jalandhar District Court, which remanded him for nine days in police custody.

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