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No lapse by UP police in providing security to Bajrangi: DGP

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

A day after was shot dead allegedly by another gangster inside a jail in Baghpat, DGP O P Singh today said there was no lapse on part of the police force in providing security to the mafia don.

Talking to reporters here, he said adequate security was provided to Bajrangi while transferring him from to Baghpat, and that the transit time between the two locations was nearly 12 hours.

"There was no laxity on part of the in providing security to Bajrangi," Singh said.

Mafia don Prem Prakash Singh, alias Munna Bajrangi, was shot dead, hours before he was to be produced in a local court in a case of extorting money from a former BSP legislator, police said.

The UP DGP said a judicial probe was on in the matter and the guilty would not be spared.

Meanwhile, has called for enhancing the security in jails. He also directed the district magistrates and SPs to inspect the jails in their areas to plug any loophole.

51-year-old Bajrangi was listed as an accused in 40 criminal cases, including those of murder and extortion.

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 15:05 IST