Ankit Gujjar, dubbed one of the most wanted criminals in Uttar Pradesh with a number of counts of murder and theft, was found dead in Delhi’s Tihar Jail on Wednesday morning, confirmed jail officers. Although the precise circumstances surrounding his dying just isn’t but clear, information businesses reported that Ankit’s physique was found at Jail Number 3 in Tihar this morning.
Tihar Jail officers mentioned that an investigation has been launched to probe his dying and confirm the precise trigger behind the incident.
Ankit Gujjar was mentioned to have been concerned in as many as eight homicide circumstances. Both the Uttar Pradesh Police and the Delhi Police had issued rewards on him. While the UP Police had introduced a reward of ₹1 lakh, the Delhi Police declared ₹25,000 as a reward for apprehending Ankit Gujjar.
Ankit was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police again in 2015, however he had come out on bail in 2019. He then shifted his operations to Delhi. The gangster, a resident of Baghpat in western Uttar Pradesh, reportedly joined fingers with a Delhi-based gangster, Rohit Chaudhary, to collectively kind the Chaudhary-Gujjar gang. They have been eager on increasing their community in South Delhi, studies say.
Delhi Police in September final year arrested Ankit Gujjar, who by the point had turn out to be one of UP’s most wanted criminals. Several different gangsters in the South Delhi space had additionally joined the Chaudhary-Gujjar gang and it was reported that the members of the gang have been residing collectively at Neemrana in Rajasthan together with their leaders, Rohit Chaudhary and Ankit Gujjar.
Ankit’s dying is important as a result of solely final month the Delhi excessive courtroom ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe a case of an inmate named Shrikant Rama Swami’s homicide contained in the jail on May 14.
Swami, an under-trial prisoner, was found dead on May 14, 2002, in Barrack No. 4 of Ward No. 2 at Tihar’s Jail Number 2.