Hours before his court appearance, dreaded gangster Munna Bajrangi was shot dead inside Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat jail on Monday. He was transferred to the Bhaghpat jail from Jhansi on Sunday.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered a judicial inquiry of the incident and suspended the jailer of the Bhaghpat district jail.
"Ordered a judicial inquiry&suspension of the jailor. Such an incident occurring inside jail premises is a serious matter. Will conduct an in-depth investigation&strict action to be taken against those responsible, " ANI quoted Adityanath as saying.
Meanwhile, an investigation team arrived at District Jail Baghpat where the gangster was killed. The team will probe the case and also how a pistol came in the jail.
The killing of Munna Bajrangi came a week after his wife had alleged that the Special Task Force (STF) of Uttar Pradesh Police was conspiring to eliminate her husband. She had alleged that an STF inspector even visited Jhansi jail to plot Munna's murder with an inmate.
"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," ANI quoted Seema Singh, wife of Munna Bajrangi, as saying.
#WATCH Seema Singh, wife of Gangster Munna Bajrangi, says, "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." (29.06.18) pic.twitter.com/o2uCuePKJe— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 9, 2018
Dismissing the allegations of Munna's wife, STF IG Amitabh Yash had said that the safety of the undertrial gangster was the responsibility of the state.
“These allegations are baseless. Bajrangi has been deliberately avoiding appearance in a Baghpat court in an extortion case on medical grounds. When undertrials are taken to court, they are state protectees and hence their safety is our responsibility," IG Yash had said.
More details awaited.