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March 14 killings: Parihar?s warning to informers

THE MARCH 14 killing of three people and abduction of another three by dreaded dacoit Jagjeevan Parihar was nothing but to sustain his monopoly in the ravines and give informers a warning against providing any information about him or his gang to the police.
None | By HT Correspondent, Kanpur
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2006 12:10 AM IST

THE MARCH 14 killing of three people and abduction of another three by dreaded dacoit Jagjeevan Parihar was nothing but to sustain his monopoly in the ravines and give informers a warning against providing any information about him or his gang to the police.

According to sources in the police department, Jagjeevan in all likelihood has been hiding in the ravines in Etawah district after the March 14 violence in three villages, including his native village Chaurela under Bithauli police station.

Sources said that ever since the killing of Nirbhay Gujjar, Rajjan Gujjar and surrender of Fakkad and Ramveer the only threat looming large over Jagjeevan was the solid network of informers built by the DIG. This is evident from the fact that no police informer came out after the encounters and surrenders of dacoits who ruled the ravines.

After the demise of Nirbhay Gujjar, Jagjeevan was trying to enhance his influence in the ravines but accurate tip- off by some informers led to release of some abducted persons from his clutches about one month back.

Sources said ever since Jagjeevan wanted to deal firmly with  informers and the March 14 kilings was merely a result of his attempt to become the numero uno of the ravines. As the only other dacoit in the ravines is Salim Gujjar, who is still struggling to enhance his power, Jagjeevan has been trying to encash the opportunity to declare himself as the ruler of the ravines.

In all probability Jagjeevan could not move to Bhind in Madhya Pradesh because of his archrival Ram Babu Gadaria active there. Sources said Jagjeevan would never like to confront with Gadaria and his gang, despite the fact that MP has always been a safe place for dacoits, and there were several incidents in past when dreaded dacoits took shelter in MP after the UP police intensified operation against them.

A highly placed source in the police department said that now the scenario had changed altogether. “With Jagjeevan having strained relations with Ram Babu Gadaria, the latter would never let him enter the ravines in Bhind,” said the source.

The biggest threat to Jagjeevan Parihar comes from police informers in Etawah and adjacent districts in UP. And police are aware of Jagjeevan’s desperation to break the highly intricate network of their informers.

Sources said that it was the sole reason that Jagjeevan after killing three persons took another three to the ravines with him. Police see it as an attempt by Jagjeevan to create terror among informers so that they refrained from providing information about him to the police.

Meanwhile, despite all-out campaigns and night halts in the ravines police have failed to know about the three youths abducted by Jagjeevan.  

 

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