Lawrence Bishnoi awarded seven days in prison by Delhi’s Patiala House Court on Tuesday in connection with a terror funding to pro-Khalistani organisations case.
Special NIA judge Shailendra Malik after hearing the submissions of NIA and defence counsel granted seven days of custody of Bishnoi to the NIA.
The case involving Lawrence Bishnoi was forwarded to the Special NIA court earlier in the day by the Principal District and Sessions Judge.NIA requested 7 days of Lawrence Bishnoi’s custody, in matter of accused Deepak ranga.
After hearing the arguments made by the defence attorney, Vishal Chopra, district judge Dharmesh Sharma reassigned the case.
According to him, a special NIA case is currently hearing a case that is comparable to this one. The court did not inform the agency of this information. Ideally, only one court would hear both cases.Lawrence Bishnoi should be brought before the court tomorrow, the judge ordered the authorities to keep him in Tihar Jail on Monday.
He submitted that a similar case is pending before a special NIA case. The agency has not been apprised of this fact by the court. Both cases should be heard in one court only.On Monday, the court directed the authorities to keep Lawrence Bishnoi in Tihar Jail and produce him before it tomorrow.The court of Principal District and Sessions judge Dharmesh Sharma was informed that Punjab Police and other agencies are on the way to Delhi and won’t be able to reach here within Court hours.
Thereafter the court ordered to take him to Jail and produce him tomorrow morning before the court.
The court has also directed the jail authorities to ensure the safety and security of Lawrence Bishnoi as he is a high-risk accused.The court on April 11, issued a production warrant to produce Lawrence Bishnoi in a case registered by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) under section related to Waging war against the State, conspiracy to wage war against the State, sections 17, 18, 18 B and 38 of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).