Print Edition - 2011-02-17  |  The Economist

‘Jamim killer’ shot in BKK: Report

- MAHESH ACHARYA, NEW DELHI
‘Jamim killer’ shot in BKK: Report

Feb 16, 2011-

India’s underworld don Bhagwant Singh, alias Bharat Nepali, who has owned up the murder of Nepali media entrepreneur Jamim Shah a year ago, was gunned down in Thailand, media reports here said.

Nepali was also one of the prime accused in the murder of parliamentarian Mirza Dilshad Beg in 1998.

According to a report in the Times of India on Wednesday, Mumbai police have confirmed that Nepali was killed by henchmen of another don Chhota Rajan in November last year in Bangkok.

Though the news of themurder killing started doing the rounds two months ago, it could not be confirmed as Nepali was living incognito in Bangkok.

The daily, quoting an anonymous senior police officer, said Mumbai police is now waiting for pictures and papers of the case to be sent by the Bangkok police via the Ministry of External affairs as there is an extradition treaty between the two countries.

Nepali’s body was claimed in Bangkok by a Nepali woman who claimed to be his wife, the Bangkok police told their counterparts in Mumbai, the report said.

The police officer said Nepali was killed by two gunmen in the second week of November near a mall in the crowded City Market.

Before splitting from the Chhota Rajan gang, Nepali used to be his aide.

Nepali, 45, a former Indian armyman was born in Kathmandu while he grew up in Uttar Pradesh state of India. He has 23 cases of murder, criminal intimidation and extortion in India against him.

Published: 17-02-2011 09:36

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