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Probe begins over use of Facebook by jailed gangster

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 Jan 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Pat, Jan 4: The cyber cell of the Bihar Police has begun a probe into the use of social networking site Facebook by jailed gangster Santosh Jha, police said on Monday. Jha’s role is in question over the sensatiol killing of two engineers of a private road construction company allegedly for not paying ransom last month, police said. Jha, currently lodged in Gaya central jail, is a Maoist-turned gangster. He is wanted in over 40 crimil cases and was arrested by a Bihar Police team from Kolkata in 2014. He has been regularly updating his Facebook and he is in contact with his shooters and other member of his gang through it. Mukesh Pathak, main accused in killing of two engineers, is Jha’s friend on Facebook. Jha’s sharp shooter Pathak, who was lodged in the Sheohar jail until July last year, had escaped from Sheohar hospital while undergoing treatment there. After that he is leading the gang’s operations, allegedly at Jha’s behest. “After we got information that Jha is on Facebook, cyber cell has began a probe into who is updating his Facebook account. (IANS)

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