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Notorious gangster Raju Thehat murdered in Sikar

The deceased gangster, about 45 years old, was facing more than two dozen crime cases.

Statesman News Service | Jaipur |

Rajasthan’s notorious gangster Raju Thehat, who was on bail in one of the crime cases, was on Saturday morning shot down by four unknown assailants in the coaching area of Sikar city.

One person who was seen making the video of the alleged firing was also shot by the assailants.

“The miscreants are seen firing at gangster Raju for 30-40 seconds and have fired around 50-60 rounds. After shooting him, they came back and checked Raju lying on the ground was alive or dead,” said Umesh Mishra, Director General of Police.

The deceased gangster, about 45 years old, was facing more than two dozen crime cases and was living at his house on bail in one of the cases in Sikar when the assailants called him out and shot him fatally, said the DGP.

DGP Mishra said the person who was shot by the miscreants for making the video was identified as Tarachand Kardvasar of Degana area.

According to police, Raju was the main rival of the gangster Anand Pal, who was killed in the police encounter at Churu on June 24, 2017.

Sikar Superintendent of Police Kunwar Rashtradeep and his Udyog Nagar police station team rushed to the spot and cordoned off the area. Thehat’s gang was very active in Shekhawati and had enmity with the gang of Anand Pal as well.

Even after Anand Pal’s encounter, the fight for supremacy between the two gangs continued. Gangster Rohit Godara of Lawrence Bishnoi gang has taken the responsibility of killing Thehat. Many CCTV footage of the incident have come to the fore. It is seen in the footage that a tractor stops in front of Thehat’s house and four-five miscreants take out weapons and start firing at Thehat standing outside, said the police.

Meanwhile, Deputy Leader of BJP and MLA R S Rathore, while criticising the firing, said that today’s incident is the latest example of the kind of law-and-order situation prevalent in Rajasthan under the regime of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.

The Ashok Gehlot has miserably failed, he said while putting a question mark on the intelligence network of the police.