On Sunday the officials told that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has taken over the probe into the 2018 custodial death case of gangster Munna Bajrangi. The CBI had taken over the case following Feb 25 order of the High Court of Allahabad on the plea filed by Bajrangi’s wife Seema Singh.
The UP Govt had opposed the plea on the ground that there was no need of a CBI probe in the case as three inquires were already underway — one under the District Judge, another under the district magistrate & the third being conducted by the jail authorities.
A day after 51-year-old Prem Prakash Singh alias Munna Bajrangi was shifted to Baghpat jail in 2018, he was allegedly killed by another gangster Sunil Rathi, the officials said, adding that Rathi was lodged in the jail since 2017.
Munna Bajrangi was brought to Baghpat from Jhansi Jail on July 8, 2018 for a hearing in an extortion case, but was allegedly shot dead by Rathi the next morning, they said.
His wife had called a press conference on June 29 & said her husband’s life was in danger.