A prisoner in Uttar Pradesh’s Chitrakoot jail shot useless two gangsters and held 5 hostage earlier than he was killed by a police staff on Friday morning, individuals accustomed to the matter mentioned. It’s not clear how the prisoner, Anshul Dixit, who shot useless the 2 gangsters managed to smuggle the 9mm pistol into the jail.
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered director common of UP prisons Anand Kumar to ship the primary report on the incident inside six hours and maintain an in depth probe into the incident together with the Chitrakoot divisional commissioner DK Singh and inspector common (IG) Chitrakoot Okay Satya Narain.
Police recognized the 2 killed by Anshul Dixit within the capturing as Mukeem alias Kala, a gangster going through 61 prison instances together with the homicide of three police personnel, and Merajudden, a detailed aide of gangster-politician Mukhtar Ansari. The highly effective Bahujan Samaj Get together legislator was just lately introduced again to UP from Punjab after the Yogi Adityanath authorities approached the Supreme Court docket. Ansari is being held in a jail within the adjoining district of Banda.
In his first feedback, Anand Kumar conceded there had been lapses by jail officers and vowed to take strict motion in opposition to the officers involved. By night, information got here that jail superintendent SP Tripathi and jailer Mahendra Pal have been suspended for lapses in jail safety. A departmental inquiry has additionally been ordered.
Santosh Verma, the spokesman of UP jail at Lucknow, mentioned the incident befell shortly after 10am when prisoners got here out of their barracks. Dixit instantly opened hearth and killed the 2 prisoners and held 5 different prisoners hostage, threatening to kill them.
He mentioned jail officers sought assist from the police to regulate the scenario. The police staff that arrived gunned down Anshul Dixit to rescue the hostages. It has been deployed within the jail for a while to make sure there isn’t any extra bother. The pistol that Dixit used has additionally been seized by the police.
Verma mentioned the accused, Anshul Dixit was transferred from Sultanpur jail to Chitrakoot jail in December 2019. Mukeem alias Kala was shifted to Chitrakoot from Saharanpur jail in March this 12 months; Mukhtar Ansari’s aide Merajudeen was transferred from Varanasi jail barely per week in the past.
A senior police officer mentioned Anshul Dixit faces over 15 instances together with the homicide of former Lucknow College Pupil Union common secretary Vinod Tripathi in 2007.
One of many two males who he killed had longer rap sheets. Mukeem alias Kala, who was principally lively in western UP, has over 61 prison instances registered in opposition to him together with the homicide of three policemen during the last decade. Kala operated extortion rackets in Kairana, Shamli and Muzaffarnagar districts the place he principally focused businessmen and merchants. He’s blamed for a lot of businessmen shifting out of this area. Merajuddin has three instances however his declare to notoriety was his proximity to Mukhtar Ansari, the officer mentioned.