In a shocking revelation, intelligence inputs suggest that Rajput leader Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi, whose recent murder has sparked widespread protests in Rajasthan, was under imminent threat from the notorious Lawrence Bishnoi gang. Punjab Police had reportedly forewarned their counterparts in Rajasthan months ago about the potential danger to Gogamedi’s life, according to a letter accessed by NDTV.
Punjab Police Warning and the Lawrence Bishnoi Connection
A letter from Punjab Police in March revealed that gangster Sampat Nehra from the Lawrence Bishnoi gang, currently incarcerated in Central Jail, Bathinda, had devised plans to assassinate Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi. The note highlighted that acquiring an AK-47 was part of Nehra’s plan, emphasizing the potential for religiously motivated riots in Rajasthan.
Rajasthan Police’s anti-terrorist squad (ATS) DIG Anshuman Bhomiya had flagged this threat to the Additional Director General of Police (Security), urging further action to protect Gogamedi.
Security Lapses and Tragic Outcome
Despite seeking police security, Gogamedi, who led the fringe outfit Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena, was not provided adequate protection. The tragic incident unfolded in his Jaipur home, where three assailants, who had shared tea with him, shot him dead. The entire episode was captured on CCTV.
Gogamedi, along with two associates, sustained bullet injuries in the attack. While being rushed to the hospital, doctors declared Gogamedi dead. One of the attackers was also shot dead during a subsequent gunfight with Gogamedi’s aides.
Gangster’s Admission on Social Media
In a concerning development, gangster Rohit Godara, associated with Goldie Brar and Lawrence Bishnoi’s gangs, claimed responsibility for Gogamedi’s murder in a Facebook post.
The killing of Gogamedi is drawing parallels with the previous assassination of Raju Teth, a gangster shot dead at the gate of his house in Sikar district last year. The incident raises questions about the security measures for individuals facing threats and the challenges in preventing such targeted attacks.