In recent news, Uttar Pradesh’s most dangerous gangster, identified as Munna Bajrangi was shot dead in Baghpat Jail on Monday morning. He was born as Prem Prakash Singh in Jaunpur in 1967. He has been carrying an infamous record of various crimes under his name.
He escaped from Special Task Force clutches in the year 1995. Then he joined mafia and turned politician Mukhtar Ansari. According to TOI, Bajrangi was linked with 2005 murder of BJP MLA Krishnanand Rai. He then surrendered in Mumbai in 2009.
As far as the jail officials are concerned, there was an argument between both and in the process, Rathi shot Bajrangi dead. The police are now interrogating Sunil Rathi. Following the incident, UP CM Yogi Adityanath suspended 4 jail personnel such as Jailor, Deputy Jailor, Warden and Head Warden. Just a week ago, Bajrangi’s wife Seema Singh had alleged at a press conference that the Special Task Force (STF) of the police was formulating a plot to assassinate him.
It is learnt that Bajrangi was supposed to be presented at a court in Baghpat on Monday in an infamous case of alleged extortion from former BSP MLA Lokesh Dixit. Bajrangi’s advocate, identified as Vikas Shrivastava told The Hindu that he was brought to the Baghpat jail from Jhansi jail on July 8 night.
“Bajrangi was shot dead inside the jail premises at 6:30 a.m. on Monday. The shocking part of all this is that the administration was well aware of the threats to his life. Just a week ago, his wife Seema Singh addressed a press conference highlighting threats to his life. Even Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was made aware about the life threat,” said Mr. Shrivastava.
“Such an incident happening on the jail premises is quite serious. Hence I have ordered a judicial inquiry and the suspension of the jailor. The authorities are investigating the matter,” Mr. Adityanath said.
Bajrangi was accused in 40 cases of murder and extortion. The dreaded gangster survived even after being shot 9 times in an encounter in 1998 in Delhi.