Chandigarh: Punjab DGP Gaurav Yadav on Thursday has denied that the viral interview of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi was from any jail in Punjab.
The DGP claimed that Lawrence is lodged in the high security zone of Bathinda. There is only one prisoner in a barrack. There is 24-hour monitoring. There are CCTVs and double guards. Mobile phones have not been found in the high security zone of Bathinda till date.
He said that the lights in this zone never go off. Apart from this, the yellow T-shirt in which the interview has been given was also not found in the search from his luggage.
He also claimed that there is a lot of difference in his appearance. It does not match the current situation including his present hair and beard style, he said while producing photographs of Bishnoi of different dated.
The DGP said Lawrence had approached the Supreme Court to evade the Punjab Police. He has spent a long time of his criminal career out of jail in Punjab.
The DGP said that in the interview, Lawrence is calling gangster Jaggu a brother, while in Goindwal jail, there was a gang war between Lawrence and Jaggu’s groups and two of Jaggu’s shooters were killed.
In such a situation, Lawrence would have not called Jaggu a brother in his interview.
Apart from this, DGP warned that action will be taken against those who spread fake news. He made it clear that the police will not get the matter investigated by any other agency. He said that a conspiracy is being hatched to defame the Punjab Police.