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Gangster Munna Bajrangi shot dead inside Baghpat jail
Purvanchal's mafia don Prem Prakash Singh alias Munna Bajrangi, who had been in jail since his arrest from Mumbai in January 2009, was shot dead in UP's Baghpat district jail on Monday morning.

Barely a week ago, Bajrangi's wife Seema Singh had held a press conference at Lucknow accusing the Special Task Force (STF) of hatching a conspiracy to murder her husband. She had expressed concern regarding threat to her husband's life inside the jail.

Munna Bajrangi had been shifted to Baghpat from Jhansi jail on Sunday night at around 9.30 pmfor appearance at a local court on Monday in a caseof demandingextortion money from Lokesh Dixit, a former BSP MLA from Barot.

According to UP Police, 51-year-old Bajrangi was allegedly killed by Sunil Rathi, another gangster who had been lodged inside Baghpat jail since July 31 last year.

The police said that Rathi pumped nine bullets into Bajrangi at point blank range from a .32 bore pistol, exhausting the entire ammunition. The pistol was recovered by the police on Monday evening from a gutter inside the prison where it had been disposed of by the killer.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said that the incident of murder inside the jail is a very serious oneand will be examined in-depth. The government will take strict action against anyone who will be found guilty. Magistrates' investigation of the incident has been handed over to the ADM of Baghpat.

In the meanwhile, four jail personnel including the jailor have been suspended for lapse in security due to which a firearm made its way into the prison.

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