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Pistol used in Munna Bajrangi's murder recovered: Cops

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

The pistol used in the murder of gangster Prakash Singh, alias Bajrangi has been recovered, the police said today.

(Law and Order) said, "As many as 10 used cartridges, 2 magazines and 22 live cartridges have also been recovered."

"The pistol used in the murder was recovered from a drain," he told

Mafia don Bajrangi was allegedly shot dead by another gangster inside in Uttar Pradesh's today, hours before he was to be produced in a local court in a case of extortion from a former BSP legislator, the police said.

Chief Minister termed as "serious" the killing of 51-year-old Bajrangi, who was listed as an accused in 40 criminal cases, including those of murder and extortion, and ordered a probe.

Ten empty shells of a .762 bore weapon and some live cartridges were recovered from inside the district jail, (Law and Order) told reporters here.

"Three probes - one by jail authorities, another a magisterial inquiry besides a judicial inquiry - are going on in the matter," he said, adding that an FIR in the matter was lodged by jail authorities.

Bajrangi was transferred with full security from Jhansi to yesterday and was to be produced in a local court today in a case of demand of money from former BSP MLA Lokesh Dixit in 2017, Kumar said.

Bajrangi was allegedly killed by Sunil Rathi, who is also a gangster and had been in since July 31 last year, the officials said. Rathi was taken into custody and interrogated.

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 22:40 IST