Special Commissioner of Police HS Dhaliwal said on Wednesday that gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, who is being held by the Delhi Police, is the mastermind in the Moosewala murder case.

Meanwhile, Siddhesh Hiraman Kamble, alias Mahakal, has been arrested in connection with the murder, and his helper Santosh Jadhav, also from Pune, has now been identified as one of the shooters.

Mahakal, who was charged under MCOCA, had been wanted by the Pune (Rural) police for reportedly sheltering Jadhav, who was charged with murder in the Pune district in 2021.

KK Sarangal, the Maharashtra ADG (Law & Order), claimed Mahakal was a member of the Lawrence Bishnoi gang.

He claimed that “Mahakal and Jadhav were familiar with the idea of the Sidhu Moosewala murder conspiracy.”

The police were checking to see if the accused had been in prison with Bishnoi in the past, and if the letter trying to threaten writer Salim Khan and his son Salman Khan had been left on a bench at Mumbai’s Bandra Bandstand by the members of the (Bishnoi) gang.