5 minutes agoWriters: Ashish Urmalia
A 22-year-old boy from Bisuli village in Bhind district of Madhya Pradesh was very fond of wrestling. In the year 1956, he started dreaming of becoming a wrestler, but due to poverty, his dream remained a dream. Had a little land, started farming with his father. Meanwhile, some domineering of the village grabs some part of his land. The boy goes to the police but the police support the dacoits. He was none other than his cousin.
Dabangs beat up the boy and his family brutally for going to the police. Bullets are fired, some of his family members are killed. The boy has no option left. Enraged, the boy shoots one of the bullies and kills him.
Today in Dacoit Ka Kahani 7 the story is of the same boy Mohar Singh Gurjar who became a rebel and committed more than 400 murders and more than 650 kidnappings. How did he become the most expensive robber in the history of Chambal? Let’s know…
Mohar Singh looked like this in his youth
No robber took the life of the child in his gang
In 1958, when Mohar Singh reached the ravine after killing his cousin, he was 24 years old. He looked like an innocent child. In Chambal, he tried to join the gang of many bandits but due to his young age and novice, no one took him in his gang. A murder case was registered against him in the village here. The police were constantly looking for him, so he could not even go back.
Mohar Singh decided to form a gang of his own. Spent many days in the ravine without eating and drinking. Then he befriended some new bandits and formed a small gang. After forming the gang, they started carrying out incidents like robbery, kidnapping and murders.
Mohar Singh with his gang. Apart from crimes, moustaches were also discussed.
Mohar’s gang spent a year on 80 lakhs.
Gradually, Mohar’s gang got bigger. More than 150 dacoits had joined his gang. In the year 1961-62, the expenditure of Mohar’s gang was Rs 1 lakh for a year. Means, about 80 lakh rupees today.
Mohar’s big gang was in great need of money, so he intensified the catch i.e. kidnapping. As soon as Mohar came to know that there was someone a little rich or influential, he would have picked it up and collected a ransom. If he did not get the ransom, he would have killed him mercilessly. In this way he collected a lot of money by doing more than 650 kidnappings and hundreds of murders.
People had stopped appearing rich, started living like poor
Mohar was continuously kidnapping and killing the rich. Due to these incidents, the people of the surrounding districts of Chambal were in panic. People of Bhind, Morena, Etawah, Jalaun, Agra and Dholpur districts of MP, UP and Rajasthan had stopped both showing and disclosing their money. The people here, despite being rich, started living a modest life so that Mohar Singh did not know from anywhere that he had money.
People had stopped showing wealth because of the fear of the seal.
Mohar came to be called the most expensive dacoit of Chambal, the police used to fear in the name of Chambal
There was so much fear of the seal among the public that along with the police, the pressure had increased on the governments of the three states. After the cases of 650 kidnappings and more than 400 murders were registered on Mohar, many police teams started roaming the ravines. He would have had an encounter with Mohar’s gang but could not catch it. On the contrary, dozens of police personnel were killed.
Now the police were afraid to even go inside Chambal due to the fear of the seal. Fed up with the seal, the police placed a reward of Rs 2 lakh on him and Rs 12 lakh on his gang. Which as of today, the amount kept on the seal will be 1 crore and the amount kept on his gang will be 7 crores. Till date no such reward has been placed on any robber. Due to this prize money, the media and many dacoits of the rugged started calling Mohar the most expensive dacoit of Chambal.
He used to get kidnapping done from Delhi while sitting in the ravine.
In the year 1965, Mohar Singh made a plan with a friend of his friend Nathu Singh. On the pretext of making a purchase, he called the big idol smuggler of Delhi to Gwalior by plane. As soon as the smuggler came to Chambal, Mohar took him hostage. After that the ransom recovery of 26 lakhs was released from him again. Delhi was shaken by this incident. This incident was told by Mohar Singh himself.
Mohar Singh used to live in this look in the rugged
At that time there was a gang of 13 infamous dacoits in Chambal, Mohar started taking everyone’s meeting.
Seeing the courage of Mohar and the list of his crimes, the rest of the dacoits of Chambal were also afraid of him. Whatever Mohar used to do, he used to do it with principles. He was very conscious about the image of himself and his work.
One day he came to know that because of the rest of the bandits, his image is also becoming that of a bandit, while he used to call himself a rebel. Due to this, he called a total of 13 gangs including Malkhan Singh, Nathu Singh’s gang active in Chambal at that time and held a meeting with them. It was decided in the meeting that now no one will rob anyone by entering someone’s house. We will just catch i.e. kidnapping. Apart from this, we will never tamper with any sister-daughter. The gangs of all the bandits also obeyed the seal. After this, the incidents of robbing the house and molesting women had stopped. The police were also surprised to see all this.
He also helped the poor. He also used to get his daughters married. Mohar had said in a TV interview, “Even after so many encounters with the police, my life was saved only because I considered sisters and daughters as goddesses.”
Mohar Singh started looking like this at the age of 65
The leaders used to come, say, “Dadda Jitwa Do” The seal used to put a hand on the head.
The leaders also did not lag behind in taking advantage of the fear of the seal among the people. In the 60-70s, from contesting the election of sarpanchi to the legislative election, the leaders started contacting Mohar. Somehow they used to juggle and reach the seal.
In a TV interview, Mohar Singh had told, “When he was in the ravine, many leaders used to come to meet him and say, ‘Dadda us election jeetwa do’, we used to put our hands on his mood.” When people came to know that the seal had put their hands on the head of such a leader, they used to vote for him out of fear.
Surrendered at the behest of a dacoit friend, became the first dacoit to surrender
In the year 1972, Mohar Singh had spent 14 years in the rugged. He was 38 years old. One day while sitting, a thought came to his mind that apart from the baddies, what else came in his hand? The answer came from my mind, “Nothing.” Meanwhile, Mohar’s most special friend, the dacoit Madho Singh, came to meet him at his base. Madho Singh advised Mohar to surrender. Mohar agreed to the friend.
Seal touching the feet of Jai Prakash Narayan at the time of surrender.
Mohar and Madho offer to surrender to the police. Mohar met the then big politician Jai Prakash Narayan to talk of surrender. Mohar talked to JP on Bakra Dam. Then a message came from Indira’s side, “You surrender. You will be given full benefit.”
On April 14, 1972, Mohar surrendered along with 140 bandits of his gang at Gandhi Seva Ashram, Jaura, Morena. Mohar had laid down his arms in front of the picture of Mahatma Gandhi in the presence of the Chief Minister of MP and VP Singh. The court sentenced Mohar to 20 years in prison. The seal was given the facility of an open prison unconditionally. Even while in jail, Mohar did a lot of scandals.
Used to eat chicken and mutton in jail, one day even the superintendent was beaten up
After surrendering along with his fellow dacoits, Mohar Singh started setting up his court in the jail itself. The Superintendent of Jail did not like this thing. He misbehaved with Mohar and his associates and threatened to beat them up. As soon as the Superintendent threatened abusively, the very next minute Mohar grabbed his collar and dragged him to death.
Mohar Singh during the shooting of the film
When this matter reached the Chief Minister of the state, the Chief Minister called the Superintendent and said, “With great difficulty we have been able to bring these dacoits to the jail. Let it be as you are living.”
One such day the SP of Morena reaches Gwalior Jail. On seeing the seal on the door of the jail, it says, “If I had stayed outside for 10-12 days, I would have done your encounter.” Mohar said, “Try your hand now. Don’t let the jackals get angry, when they were outside, they also yearned for darshan.
The judge talked about hanging, Mohar’s answer created silence in the whole court.
While in jail, the cases on the seal used to be heard. In a murder case, the judge sentenced Mohar to death and also ordered to pay a fine of 10 thousand. Replying to the judge, Mohar said, “Sir, if I hang myself, you should pay the fine? The More family has 10 thousand arranging barbers. On hearing this there was silence in the full court. This incident was told by Mohar Singh himself in a TV interview.
Mohar Singh started looking like this in old age
Mohar remained in jail for 8 years i.e. till 1980, then he was released at the behest of Indira. Later the land was given to Mohar Singh. Stipend was given for the education of the children.
Entering politics, used to say to the media, “I did hundreds of murders”
After leaving the jail, Mohar Singh also tried his hand in politics. Elected the President of Mehgaon Municipality, that too an independent. Always supported Congress. He said that he had surrendered during the time of Congress itself. Then Congress helped him, so I support him.
After returning to normal life, a series of media interviews started. A journalist asked him how many murders did you commit while being a dacoit? Mohar Singh said, “Just don’t ask J, there used to be a lot of bloodshed in the ravine. At that time there were 400 murders in my name. Most of the other gang boys I did would come. My name used to be.”
Poster of 1982 film on Mohar Singh
Made films, did acting himself, then died at the age of 92
After coming out of jail, many films were also made on the life of Mohar Singh. Due to Mohar Singh in the 80s, the trend of dacoit films came in Bollywood. In the year 1982, a film was made on the life of Mohar Singh, which was named ‘Chambal Ke Daku’. Mohar Singh himself played his character in this film.
Due to the Corona lockdown, more than 15-20 people could not attend his funeral.
May 5, 2020 At 9 in the morning, Mohar Singh passed away after a prolonged illness at the age of 92.