"it all happened because of you."
The father of the late Sidhu Moose Wala received a death threat from the Lawrence Bishnoi gang.
Sidhu Moose Wala was shot dead in May 2022 and gangsters Goldy Brar and Lawrence Bishnoi claimed responsibility.
An investigation was launched and while some of the gunmen have been arrested, those responsible for plotting the killing are yet to be arrested.
The late singer’s family have been seeking justice but to no avail.
Balkaur Singh has now received a death threat via email from a person named AJ Bishnoi, who claims to be from the Lawrence Bishnoi gang.
The email urged Mr Singh to stop talking about the security cover being given to Lawrence Bishnoi and Jaggu Bhagwanpuria or else the outcome will be worse than what happened to his son.
The email was from a user named ‘Shooter AJ Lawrence Bishnoi Sampat Nehra group sopu’ and it read:
“You and your son are not the owners of this country that the security will only be given to those who you want.
“We killed your son because he was involved in the murder of our colleagues.
“We haven’t forgotten that Manpreet Mannu and Jagroop Singh were killed in a fake encounter, and neither should you because it all happened because of you.”
Meanwhile, the Punjab Police’s Special Investigation Team (SIT) claimed that Sidhu Moose Wala’s murder was part of a string of revenge killings between the Bishnoi and Bambiha gangs.
In a statement, SIT said: “On August 7, 2021, Bambiha gang had killed Youth Akali Dal leader Vicky Middukhera in Mohali and Kabbadi player Sandeep Singh Nangal Ambian on March 14 to avenge the killing of their men.
“Further, to avenge both killings, the Bishnoi gang killed Sidhu Moose Wala.”
Although the investigation progress has been slow, two suspects were arrested in Azerbaijan and Kenya.
The man arrested in Kenya was identified as Anmol Bishnoi, Lawrence Bishnoi’s brother. The other man is named Sachin Thapan.
India is currently in contact with the authorities of both countries.
External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said:
“One suspect each in Azerbaijan and Kenya have been detained by local authorities there and we are in contact with the concerned authorities in both the countries on further steps.
“I cannot say what sort of legal proceedings will be done but our authorities are in touch with both countries on the issue of the two suspects.”
According to the SIT, Anmol and Sachin fled to Nepal after the shooting. From there, they went to Dubai.
Punjab Police said: “While Sachin moved to Azerbaijan, Anmol went to Canada and later moved to Kenya. Sachin was arrested in a fake passport case in Azerbaijan.”