Dreaded gangster Prem Prakash Singh alias Munna Bajrangi was shot dead inside the district jail of Baghpat on Monday morning, July 9.
Wife of Munna Bajrangi, Seema Singh had recently alleged that UP Police Task Force was hatching a conspiracy to eliminate her husband inside the jail.
As per the reports, Bajrangi, who was lodged in Jhasi jail since his arrest from Mumbai in 2009, was shifted to Baghpat jail at around 9:30 pm on Sunday night for an appearance in a local court on Monday in an extortion case.
A police official said that a team of senior officials has been sent immediately to examine the crime scene and investigate the matter. He said the initial probe suggested that Munna had brawl with some jail inmates inside the jail after which they opened fire on him. Initial reports indicate the involvement of Sunil Rathi gang behind the murder. Bajrangi was shot at 5:30 am when the prisoners were being served tea.
Officer further added that Bajrangi suffered gunshot in his head and succumbed to injuries while being taken to the jail hospital. The gangster’s murder has come as a embarrassment to the police who conceded that there has been a security lapse.
The dreaded mafia Bajrangi was accused in multiple cases of murder and extortion. He was even the key accused in murder case of BJP MLA Krishnanand Rai, who along with his seven supporters was killed during an attack on his motorcade in Ghazipur district of eastren Uttar Pradesh on November 29, 2005.