Who Are Lawrence Bishnoi And Goldy Brar? Why Did They Kill Sidhu Moose Wala? Here’s What We Know

After Sidhu Moose Wala’s Killing, Punjab police claim that Lawrence Bishnoi, Goldy Brar, and their associates are behind the singer’s killing.

The gangsters involved in Sidhu Moose Wala’s killing

Punjabi singer-turned-politician Sidhu Moose Wala was killed by unknown gunmen near Jawaharke village in Punjab’s Mansa district on Sunday, 29 May. Punjab Director General of Police V K Bhawra later said the killing of a popular singer seemed to be the result of an inter-gang rivalry and that gangster Lawrence Bishnoi’s gang and Goldy Brar’s gang were involved in it. A special investigation team (SIT) has been set up to probe the incident.


Two Facebook posts are doing the rounds in which Bishnoi and Goldy are claimed to be taking responsibility for Moose Wala’s killing.

The posts claimed to have been on behalf of Bishnoi, saying “I, along with my brother Goldy Brar, take responsibility for killing Sidhu Moose Wala. People may say whatever they want to, but we have avenged the death of our brother Vicky Middukhera. Sidhu Moose Wala had helped to get him killed.”

“I had called him from Jaipur and told him that what he did was wrong. He told me he didn’t care for anyone and he challenged me saying that he too kept his weapon loaded. So now we have avenged our brother’s death. But this is just the beginning. Whoever was involved in the killing of our brother, they should be alert.”


Who are Lawrence Bishnoi and Goldy Brar?

Lawrence Bishnoi is currently kept in the high-security ward in jail number 8 of Delhi’s Tihar jail. Several cases have been lodged against Bishnoi in Delhi, Rajasthan, and Punjab. Police are keeping him on remand for one case or the other.

Born on February 12, 1993, Bishnoi is a graduate and is a resident of Punjab’s Firozpur. His father joined Haryana Police as a constable in 1992. He left his job after five years and started farming. In 2009, while studying in college, Bishnoi joined the student organization of Punjab University.

It was at this time Bishnoi met Goldy and they both got into university politics, and Bishnoi started committing crimes. The Bishnoi gang gets money from the liquor mafia, Punjabi singers, and other influential people.


Lawrence Bishnoi

Bishnoi was arrested in 2017 and has been in jail since then, but still manages to run his group from prison.

Bishnoi and his gang, which includes professional shooters, operate from Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi, and Himachal Pradesh, and their network is spread across the globe. Some of the early cases against him were lodged in Chandigarh and other states.

Meanwhile, Goldy Brar is reported based in Canada. He is wanted in several cases and last year a court in Punjab’s Faridkot district issued an open-ended non-bailable arrest warrant against Goldy Brar over the killing of Youth Congress leader Gurlal Singh Pehalwan. The 34-year-old died on the spot after being shot 12 times by two unidentified assailants in Faridkot.


Goldy Brar

Why the rivalry with Moose Wala?

The above-mentioned Brar’s Facebook posts reveal that the murder of Moose Wala was payback for the killing of Akali Dal leader Vicky Middukhera in Sector 70 Mohali on 8 August last year.

There were allegations that Moose Wala had said his manager Shagunpreet Singh to conduct the killing. It was alleged that Singh hired the members of the rival Kaushal gang to execute the killing of Middukhera.

Sidhu Moose Wala

It is alleged that Vicky was an informer of the Bishnoi gang and was on the radar of other gangsters. Shagunpreet Singh fled abroad in April after his name cropped up during the course of the investigation.