Major security breach inside UP’s Chitrakoot jail, 3 gangsters shot dead

In a significant safety breach at Chitrakoot jail, a gangster shot lifeless two infamous criminals inside a excessive safety barrack on Friday. The gangster Anshul Dixit was shot lifeless by the police. Dixit held 5 different inmates at gunpoint and threatened to kill them, police say.

The opposite two deceased have been recognized as Mukeem Kala, a gangster of Western UP and Mirajudeen alias Miraj, an affiliate of jailed controversial MLA Mukhtar Ansari.

In accordance with a jail official, on Friday morning at round 10 am, Anshul Dixit shot lifeless Mukeem Kala and Mirajudeen allegedly with a countrymade pistol he was carrying on him. Later, he held 5 different inmates of the excessive safety barrack captive, and threatened to killed them.

“Senior police and administrative officers rushed to the jail and officers tried to persuade Dixit to give up. As he refused, the police shot him lifeless and rescued the prisoners,” official added.

All three victims had been staying on the excessive safety barrack of the jail and a search is underway for any extra weapons.

A Shamli native, Mukeem Kala has 61 felony circumstances towards him which embody homicide, try and homicide and dacoity. In 2016, Mukeem got here to mild after BJP raised the problem of a mass exodus from Kairana, a city in Shamli district. It was alleged that a number of Hindus had been pressured to depart Kairana due to a menace from Mukeem Kala and his gang members.

5 days in the past, Mukeem Kala was shifted to Chitrakoot from Saharanpur jail the place he was earlier lodged.

Miraj, a Ghazipur native, is a history-sheeter with 14 circumstances towards him together with homicide, try and homicide, forgery and circumstances below the Arms Act. He was shifted to Chitrakoot on March 20 this yr from a Varanasi jail.

Anshul Dixit, a local of Sitapur, was arrested in 2014 in a double homicide case which – the homicide of Lucknow College pupil union chief Gaurav Singh. He was lodged in Chitrakoot jail since December 8, 2019 after he was transferred from Sultanpur jail.

Dixit got here to mild in 2018 when a video clip surfaced wherein he and different inmates of Rae Bareli jail the place seen making extortion name from contained in the jail. Dixit is heard allegedly asking an individual over the cellphone to offer cash to the jailor and the deputy jailor. He additionally requested the individual to ship liquor and different issues contained in the jail.

Appearing DIG, Allahabad Vary, PN Pandey, stated: “I’ve come to know concerning the incident and I’m on strategy to Chitrakoot jail. I can communicate concerning the incident after gathering particulars.”

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