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Munna Bajrangi cremated at Varanasi's Manikarnika Ghat amid tight security

Press Trust of India  |  Varanasi 

Dreaded criminal was cremated at Varanasi's amid tight security in the presence of a large number of his sympathisers.

His teenage son lit the pyres as the state police, Provincial Armed Constabulary and (LIU) jawans ensured there was no law and order situation.

Meanwhile, Bajrangi's family members alleged that he was killed under a "conspiracy" and demanded a CBI probe into his death. His younger brother alleged a "conspiracy" was hatched and the killing was planned in advance.

The mafia shot dead hours before he was to be produced in a court in a case of extorting money from a former BSP legislator, police had said yesterday.

The police today said a judicial probe was underway and the guilty would not be spared.

Bajrangi was reportedly killed by Sunil Rathi, who is lodged in since July 31 last year, officials said.

His body was brought to his native village in Jaunpur yesterday from where the procession was taken out for his in

Meanwhile, attacked the BJP government in the state over the incident.

Speaking to media persons yesterday, he had said, "When extremely hardened criminals like Bajrangi are not safe inside heavily guarded and secure jails what is the guarantee that we (opposition leaders), against whom numerous SITs have initiated probe, are safe?"

He alleged the fear of law has disappeared in the state as the government is "extending patronage to those who eliminate minority community members".

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 20:05 IST
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