Mukhtar Ansari’s Aide Sanjeev Jiva Shot Dead At Lucknow Court Premises, Shooter Dressed As Lawyer Arrested (WATCH)

Dreaded gangster and aide of Don Mukhtar Ansari, Sanjeev Maheshwari alias Jeeva was shot dead inside a civil court in Lucknow Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday.  The attackers in the dress of lawyer opened fire at Jeeva while he was brought to the Lucknow court from district jail. The incident occurred at 3.50 PM when 10 police men brought Jeeva from district jail and while he was about to enter the courtroom the assailants opened fire. Jeeva was the main accused in the murder case of Bhartiya Janta Party leader and former minister Brahmadutt Diwedi.

Taking a serious note of the killing in police custody the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has constituted a three member Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by Additional Director General (ADG), Mohit Agarwal, Inspector General (IG) Neelabja Choudhury and IG Praveen Kumar. The CM has asked SIT to complete the probe in seven days and submit a report to him.

While Jeeva died on the spot two policemen and a girl child were injured in the incident. The lawyers present on the spot grabbed one of the assailants who was identified as Angad Yadav who hails from Kerakat area of Jaunpur district in UP. Angad too is a criminal and several cases were lodged against him in Jaunpur district. The Lucknow police commissionerate informed that two cases under section 186, 269 and section 363/366/376 IPC have been lodged against Angad Yadav who is also known as Vijay.

It may be mentioned that this is the second incident of killing in the police custody in UP in the last two months. In April this year Don Atiq Ahmad and his brother Asharf were killed at a hospital gate in Prayagraj while they were being taken for medical checkup while being in police remand.

The ADG of Lucknow Zone, Piyush Mordia said that the condition of all the injured ones is stable. He said that the weapon used in the killing has yet not been recovered. The motive behind the killing is yet not known and it would be probed. He said that it seems only one assailant was there who opened fire, killing Jeeva and injuring three others. 

Who was Sanjeev Jiva?

Sanjeev Jiva appeared for trial, facing charges related to the murders of prominent BJP leaders Brahmadutt Dwivedi and Krishnanand Rai.

Sanjeev Jiva had initially worked as a compounder and even committed the kidnapping of his own doctor.

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