Gangster Mukim Kala was among the three killed in a shootout at a jail in Uttar Pradesh’s Chitrakoot on Friday morning. Gangster-turned-MLA Mukhtar Ansari’s aide Merajuddin, too, was killed in the clash in the jail.
The incident took place after the inmates clashed and one of them — Anshu Dikshit — shot dead the other two prisoners — Merajuddin and Mukim Kala. Anshu Dikshit was later killed in an exchange of fire with jail officials.
According to the PTI, an argument had broken out between the jail inmates and when a jail staff tried to intervene, the inmate, who shot dead the other prisoners, snatched his service revolver. He also took five inmates prisoner and threatened to kill them.
The district magistrate and Chitrakoot SP were informed about the shootout at the jail. They reached the jail and asked Anshu Dikshit to surrender. The police fired at Anshu Dikshit when he refused to surrender and threatened to kill the five inmates, the jail authorities told India Today TV.
Anshu Dixit, who was wanted for crimes such as murders and robbery, killed Sandeep Mishra, sub-inspector of UP STF in Habibganj, Bhopal in October 2013 and fled. He was arrested on December 4, 2014, by UP STF from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.
A history-sheeter of 65 cases, Mukim Kala ran a criminal network in West Uttar Pradesh. Mukim started his criminal career in the Mustafa Kagga gang notorious for robberies and contract, killing in parts of Haryana, West UP and Uttarakhand.
Mustafa Kagga was killed in a police encounter. Mukim succeeded him and made a name for himself. Around the time when the Muzaffarnagar riots took place, Kala was called out for striking fear in a community who had to leave their homes. The UP Police managed to catch Mukim last year in October.
He was kept in Saharanpur but he would run his network from prison too. So, he was transferred to Chitrakoot, away from his area of influence. UP Prison officers are investigating the events inside the jail especially in the past seven days as Mukim was transferred to Chitrakoot jail from Saharanpur just a week ago.
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