Lucknow: Dreaded gangster Munna Bajrangi has been shot dead inside the district jail in Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh. He was reportedly shot dead by another convict lodged in the jail.
This comes on a day when Munna Bajrangi was slated to be produced before a court in Baghpat. On Sunday, the Uttar Pradesh gangster, accused in the murder of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Krishnanand Rai, was transferred from Jhansi to Baghpat.
Reacting to the incident, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ordered judicial inquiry and suspension of the jailor. He said, “Such an incident occurring inside jail premises is a serious matter. We will conduct an in-depth investigation and strict action will be taken against those responsible.”
Munna Bajrangi’s lawyer V Srivastava confirmed that the gangster was shot dead by a convict lodged in the jail who hid the pistol in a gutter after committing the crime. “He was brought to District Jail Baghpat from Jhansi last (Sunday) night. At 6.30 am today, a convict lodged in the jail shot him dead and hid the pistol in a gutter. Few days ago, we had made UP CM aware of threat to his life,” he said.
According to Additional Director General – Prison, the convict who shot at Bajrangi is Sunil Rathi. He fired the bullet following an altercation with the gangster.
“There was altercation between Sunil Rathi and him after which he shot him dead. He has been detained and is being interrogated. Jailor, deputy jailor, warden and head warden have been suspended. Have requested judicial and magisterial inquiry,” he said.