You’ll be surprised to know that Uttar Pradesh once had a real gangster, Munna Bajrangi. His name was feared in Mirzapur, Jaunpur and Varanasi regions of UP.
His original name was apparently Prem Prakash Singh and he got involved in crime at an early age. He was just 17 when the first case of murder and possession of illegal arms was registered against him.
After some independent killings, Munna Bajrangi joined Gajraj Singh’s gang in Jaunpur.
Munna Bajrangi was with Ansari when he murdered BJP leader Krishnanand Rai as a part of some gang rivalry. Bajrangi and his gang members killed Rai by firing 400 bullets from six AK-47 rifles in broad daylight.
As per some sources, after this murder, Munna Bajrangi shifted to Mumbai with his family. A most-wanted criminal in over 40 murders and extortion cases, Bajrangi carried a cash reward of ₹7,00,000 on his arrest. He was finally nabbed in Mumbai in 2009 by the Delhi Police in coordination with the Mumbai Police.
In July 2018, he was shot dead by Sunil Rathi, another prison inmate and a member of a rival gang at Baghpat jail. Just a day before his murder, Munna was shifted to Baghpat jail for a court appearance in an extortion case.