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Lucknow court firing: Who was gangster Sanjiv Maheshwari Jiva?

Lucknow court firing: Sanjiv Maheshwari Jiva was considered a close aide of gangster Mukhar Ansari. He was the name of terror in the 90s in western Uttar Pradesh.

Raju Kumar Edited By: Raju Kumar @rajudelhi123 Lucknow Updated on: June 07, 2023 17:27 IST
Gangster Sanjiv Maheshwari Jiva shot dead
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Lucknow court firing: Lucknow court on Wednesday witnessed huge chaos after a shootout incident in which gangster Sanjiv Maheshwari alias Jiva was shot dead. The incident took place inside the court in the presence of police personnel. A policeman and a child were injured in the incident.

Who was Jiva?

Meanwhile, the question is who was Jiva and why was he on the hit list? The answer is Jiva was a gangster and was considered a close aide of politician-turned-gangster Mukhtar Ansari. He was accused in the murder of former UP Minister and BJP leader Brahm Dutt Dwivedi who was shot dead in Farrukhabad district in February 1997.

Jiva was also accused in the murder case of businessman Amit Dixit alias Goldie in the year 2017, in which after investigation, the court sentenced him to life imprisonment. 

Western UP's top ganster in 90s

In the 90s, Jiva started creating fear among people, then gradually he became a troublemaker for the police and the general public. Those days became infamous in Western UP for his crimes. Muzaffarnagar resident Jiva was used to work as a compounder at a dispensary operator before enting the world of crime.

During this job, he had kidnapped the dispensary's owner. After this incident, he also kidnapped the son of a Kolkata businessman in the 90s and demanded a ransom of two crores. At that time even demanding a ransom of two crores from someone was huge in itself. After this, he entered the Nazim gang of Haridwar and then joined Satendra Barnala, but he had a yearning to form his own gang. Later, his name surfaced in the murder of BJP's strongman Bramh Dutt Dwivedi which took place on February 10, 1997. Then Jeeva entered the Munna Bajrangi gang after a few days and in the same sequence, he came in contact with Mukhtar Ansari.

His wife raised life threat issue
Although Jeeva was lodged in Lucknow jail, but, in the year 2021, Jiva's wife Payal wrote a letter to the Chief Justice of India (CJI) expressing her concerns about the security of her husband saying that Jiva's life was in danger.

His wife is a politician

Jiva's wife Payal is a politician who also contested the assembly elections in 2017 on RLD ticket. But, she was defeated in the election.

Also read- Lucknow court firing: Gangster Sanjiv Maheshwari Jiva shot dead; cop, minor girl injured 

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