LUCKNOW/ MEERUT: Muqeem Kala, a dreaded gangster from west UP and the person held liable for the a lot publicised ‘Kairana exodus’, a phrase popularised by former BJP MP Hukum Singh, was killed in a shootout inside Ragauli district jail in Chitrakoot district Friday morning. Another prison Merajuddin, who was an aide of don-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari, additionally died in the firing.
According to police, it was Anshu Dixit, additionally a historical past sheeter, who shot useless Kala and Merajuddin. He, too, was killed in retaliatory firing from police.
Kala was concerned in killing of a number of cops
Kala, a local of Shamli, had 65 instances towards him and was moved from Saharanpur jail to Chitrakoot jail on May 7. Police stated he ran extortion rackets principally in western UP, Panipat and Dehradun. He was additionally concerned in the killing of a quantity of policemen.
CM Yogi Adityanath has sought a report on the incident from DG (prisons) Anand Kumar and fashioned a 3-member probe staff comprising the divisional commissioner, IG (vary) of Chitrakoot Dham and DIG prisons.
Chitrakoot SP Ankit Mittal instructed TOI that Dixit opened hearth round 9.30am. “Anshu shot dead Muqeem Kala and Merajuddin with a pistol. He also held five inmates at gunpoint and threatened to kill them. Jail officials asked him to surrender but he opened fire. He was killed in retaliatory firing by police,” he stated. Asked how Dixit acquired maintain of a pistol, DG (prisons) Kumar stated it’s being probed. Sources stated about 10 rounds have been fired contained in the jail premises, together with photographs fired by cops.
Merajuddin had 14 instances in his identify whereas 2 Dixit was named as accused in 10 instances.