Gangster Prem Prakash Singh alias Munna Bajrangi was shot dead inside Baghpat jail Monday morning, barely a week after his wife Seema Singh addressed a press conference in the Uttar Pradesh capital accusing the Special Task Force (STF) of hatching a conspiracy to murder her husband.
Bajrangi was shifted to Baghpat from Jhansi jail around 9:30 pm Sunday night for an appearance in a local court on Monday in an extortion case on. Initial reports indicate the involvement of Sunil Rathi gang behind the murder. Sources said that Bajrangi was shot at 5:30 am when the prisoners were being served tea.
UP Director General of Police OP Singh confirmed that the gangster was shot dead inside the jail after a brawl with members of a local criminal gang lodged there.
Additional Director General (ADG), Prison, Chandra Prakash suspended four jail officials as the murder left the government and the police department red-faced.
“We are probing how the fire arm was available inside the jail. It is a serious lapse by local jail administration,” Prakash said.
Among those suspended are jailor Uday Pratap Singh, his deputy Shivaji Yadav, head warder Arjinder Singh and warder Madhav Kumar.
Prakash said 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 he had brawl with some jail inmates inside the jail...