Gangster shot dead in Bihar court

By: | Published: August 28, 2018 6:07 PM

Jailed gangster Santosh Jha, sentenced to life imprisonment for killing two engineers, was shot dead on Tuesday in the premises of a court in Bihar's Sitamarhi district, police said.

gangster shot in bihar, bihar news, trending news, bihar gangster, Jailed gangster Santosh Jha,Police officials said Jha was being taken to the Sitamarhi court building when two motorcycle-borne men fired at him. He took a bullet in his chest and another in the stomach. (Representative Image)

Jailed gangster Santosh Jha, sentenced to life imprisonment for killing two engineers, was shot dead on Tuesday in the premises of a court in Bihar’s Sitamarhi district, police said.

Jha was a terror in north Bihar despite being jailed. His gang was blamed for murder, extortion and kidnapping.

Police officials said Jha was being taken to the Sitamarhi court building when two motorcycle-borne men fired at him. He took a bullet in his chest and another in the stomach.

Jha, lodged in Sitamarhi Jail, was a Maoist-turned-gangster. He was wanted in over 40 criminal cases and was arrested in Kolkata in 2014.

He was a resident of Sheohar district, raised a private army ‘Parshuram Sena’ and targeted road contractors in Bihar and businessmen in Nepal.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE and NSE and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Switch to Hindi Edition