Meerut: Gangster Prem Prakash Singh alias Munna Bajrangi was shot dead inside the Baghpat district jail early on Monday, just a week after his wife had alleged a threat to his life.
Bajrangi was shifted to Baghpat from Jhansi jail around 9:30 pm Sunday night for an appearance in a local court on Monday in an extortion case.
He was accused of killing a BJP leader in 2005 and to be produced in a court in Baghpat this morning.
Following the incident, the State government has suspended four personnel of the Baghpat jail — Jailor, Deputy Jailor, Warden and Head Warden.
He was kept in a barrack with notorious criminal Sunil Rathi. According to jail officials, there was some altercation between Bajrangi and Rathi after which the latter shot Bajrangi dead. The UP Police is interrogating Rathi about the incident.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath assured an in-depth investigation into the matter and ordered a judicial inquiry of the case.