Sidhu Moosewala Murder: Gangster Sachin Bishnoi Gets Extradited To India From Azerbaijan; Here’s What We Know About The Accused

Gangster Sachin Bishnoi, who claimed full responsibility for the murder of Sidhu Moosewala, has been extradited to India from Azerbaijan by the Delhi Police’s Special Cell

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Sidhu Moosewala Murder: Gangster Sachin Bishnoi Gets Extradited To India From Azerbaijan; Here’s What We Know About The Accused
Punjabi singer and politician Sidhu Moosewala’s tragic death shook the entire nation. More than a year after he was shot dead, the main conspirator behind his murder, Sachin Bishnoi aka Sachin Thappan, was extradited to India from Azerbaijan by the Delhi Police’s Special Cell. Hailing from Punjab’s Fazilka, he is a relative of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi. For the unversed, Sachin had confessed to committing the crime and taken responsibility for the death of the singer through a social media post, two days after the murder.

According to the report by Hindustan Times, Sachin was extradited to India from Azerbaijan on Tuesday. The extradition was carried out after a team from the Delhi Police's Special Cell had travelled to Azerbaijan and completed necessary legal procedures. This development comes days after another one of Bishnoi’s gang members Vikramjeet Singh aka Vikram Brar was extradited from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). ALSO READ: Sidhu Moosewala’s Mother Pens A Heartbreaking Note On Son’s 29th Birthday; Says, ‘You Were Giving Punjab A Different View Of The World’


As per the reports, he had fled to Dubai with a fake passport under the name Tilak Raj Tuteja, a resident of Sangam Vihar in southeast Delhi. He had then taken a flight to Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku in August 2022, where he was detained. Ever since he has been fighting a legal battle there to avoid extradition to India. ALSO READ: Sidhu Moosewala’s 15-Year-Old Pakistani Fan ARRESTED For Inviting People For Aerial Shooting On His 1st Death Anniversary-REPORTS

According to an official, who spoke to HT on the matter, his extradition request was rejected by the higher appellate body in Azerbaijan. He said, “When it was rejected there earlier this month [July], we apprised the development to the [Union] ministry of home affairs (MHA), which asked the Delhi Police to go ahead to bring the gangster back.”

For the unversed, Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, also known as Sidhu Moosewala, was shot dead in Punjab’s Mansa district in May 2022. A member of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang had claimed that he was responsible for the singer's murder. The late singer was among the 424 people whose security was pruned by the Punjab Police on a temporary basis.
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