Police file chargesheet against Bajrangi in MCOCA case

Delhi police on Tuesday accused Munna Bajrangi, a Uttar Pradesh gangster, and others of running a crime syndicate to extort money from businessmen in a chargesheet filed in a Delhi court under tough anti-organised crime law MCOCA.

Last Updated: Apr 27, 2010, 23:13 PM IST

New Delhi: Delhi police on Tuesday accused Munna
Bajrangi, a Uttar Pradesh gangster, and others of running a
crime syndicate to extort money from businessmen in a
chargesheet filed in a Delhi court under tough anti-organised
crime law MCOCA.

The Special Cell of Delhi police alleged Bajrangi used to
target Uttar Pradesh businessmen dealing in coal and extorted
money from them on a regular basis.

The chargesheet was filed in the court of Additional
Sessions Judge Madhu Jain who put it for taking cognisance on
May 15.
Besides Bajrangi, those chargesheeted included Mohd
Iftikar and Meeraj, both hailing from Varanasi in Uttar
Pradesh.

Delhi Police have invoked stringent Maharashtra Control of
Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against Bajrangi, whose real name
is Prem Prakash Singh, and Mukhtar Ansari, an Independent MLA
from Mau.

The police, however, could not take Ansari, lodged in
Ghazipur Jail in Uttar Pradesh, for his alleged involvement in
the murder of BJP MLA Krishnanand Rai in 2005, in their
custody for interrogation due to failure of the prison
authorities to produce him in the court.

According to the police, Bajrangi, hailing from Jaunpur
district in Uttar Pradesh, is allegedly involved in more than
10 murder cases across the country.
Bajrangi was arrested by a joint police team from Delhi
and Uttar Pradesh on October 29 last on the charge of making
an extortion demand from a city-based businessman from Mumbai.

The police listed 50 witnesses, including 17 businessmen
complainants, in the MCOCA case against Bajrangi and others.

PTI