Gangster Bishnoi’s aide killed by rivals as gang war erupts in Tihar | Delhi News


NEW DELHI: Prince Tewatia, an aide of notorious gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, was stabbed to death by his rivals during a gang war that broke out in Tihar jail on Friday evening. At least four other inmates were injured.
Fearing a revenge attack, the maximum-security prison has been put on high alert. A magisterial inquiry and a police probe have been initiated.
Tewatia, who had been involved in at least 16 cases, including several murders, initiated the brawl at 5.30pm, a Tihar official claimed. Blows were exchanged and improvised knives used as his men fought a pitched battle with inmates led by a criminal, Attaur Rehman alias Attwa, who allegedly works with the Rohit Chaudhary-Ravi Gangwal gangs.
At first, there was a chase sequence in the ward which turned into exchange of blows before snowballing into a bloodbath as associates joined in from both sides, officials said. The knives used in the brawl were made after sharpening spoons and sides of plates, sources said.
Jail officials and security guards eventually intervened and seperated the inmates. At least five inmates including Tewatia who had sustained injuries were rushed to DDU hospital where Teotia was declared dead.
While Rehman was also injured and taken hto hospital, two other injured inmates were identified as Bobby and Vinay.
Tewatia had around 7-8 stab injuries caused with the improvised knives apart from blunt force impacts, sources said. His body has been sent for autopsy and his family informed.
An FIR of murder has been registered at Hari Nagar police station and investigation initiated. The rivals have been taken in custody, cops said.
Tewatia , cops said, was earlier associated with south Delhi’s Rohit Chaudhary gang and involved in cases of extortion, robbery and a betting racket. After having a fall out with Chaudhary, Teotia had been actively organising his own gang and recruiting new members.
In 2019, Tewatia obtained parole from High Court on the pretext of getting married and went underground to resurrect “Tewatia crime syndicate” in south Delhi.
In October 2019, he was apprehended by special cell after an exchange of fire in which he sustained a gunshot injury on his left leg. He came out on bail in May 2020 on grounds of treatment of his leg and made a video message which was circulated on Whatsapp. In the video, he was intimidating his rival gang members and threatening vengeance.
During this time, he also joined hands with Nandu gang to take on Chaudhary. He then went on a crime spree before being arrested by special cell. He had been in jail till August last year but again managed to get a parole till October 27 and absconded.
He had cops go hot on his trail after he snatched a Fortuner SUV at gunpoint from a 24/7 outlet in Delhi cantonment area last year. The CCTV footage of the incident had gone viral creating panic.
The crime branch subsequently tracked him down from Najafgarh in December last year and recovered nine weapons including four automatic pistols, five country-made pistols and 31 rounds of bullets, which Tewatia had procured from his contacts in Punjab. Most recently, he had joined hands with Bishnoi syndicate after coming in contact with his associates.
On the other hand, Attaur Rehman is involved in over a dozen cases including murder of the brother of a former councillor of Kalkaji in 2018. He was formerly an associate of Tewatia. Of late, Tewatia suspected him of working for Rohit Chaudhary and Ravi Gangwal gangs and they became enemies.


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