Gangster Munna Bajrangi shot dead inside UP jail, four officials suspended

A judicial inquiry has been ordered in the case. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ordered the suspension of four prison officials, following the incident

Gangster Munna Bajrangi was shot dead inside the Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat jail on Monday morning. Bajrangi was shifted there from Jhansi jail late on Sunday and was to be produced in a local court today in a case for demanding extortion money from BJP MLA Lokesh Dixit. Bajrangi was facing trial in several cases including the killing of former BJP legislator Krishnand Rai.

Following the incident, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ordered the suspension of four prison officials — jailor, deputy jailor, head warder, warder. “Such an incident occurring inside jail premises is a serious matter. Will conduct an in-depth investigation and strict action to be taken against those responsible,” he told ANI. A judicial inquiry has been ordered in the case.

The incident comes days after Bajrangi’s wife Seema had said there threats to her husband’s life. “I want to tell UP CM Adityanath ji that my husband’s life is in danger. A conspiracy is being hatched to kill him in a fake encounter,” she had said in a press conference.

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Adding that the Chief Minister was made aware of the threat to his life, Bajrangi’s advocate V Srivastava, said, “He was brought to District Jail Baghpat from Jhansi, last night. At 6.30am today,a convict lodged in the jail shot him dead and hid the pistol in a gutter.”

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