Two criminals with alleged links to the Dawood Ibrahim gang — including a notorious underworld operative, who was extradited from Saudi Arabia five years ago — were killed in a prison clash at a sub-jail at Mangaluru in coastal Karnataka on Monday.
Madoor Yusuf (42), who was under trial for multiple cases including the killing of Sukhananda Shetty, a BJP leader in Mangaluru, and Ganesh Shetty, a sharp shooter linked to Chhota Shakeel and convicted in an attempt to murder case in Mumbai, were killed in the prison clash.
Madoor Yusuf alias Isubu, who hailed from Kasargod in Kerala, was an accused in more than 20 criminal cases including the murder of former deputy prime minister LK Advani’s gunman, Shekar Rathod. While he was arrested in July 2010 in Riyadh with the help of Interpol, Ganesh Shetty was nabbed in Mangaluru in March, 2010.
Police sources said the murders occurred during a clash between the Yusuf gang and the gang of Akash Bhavan Sharan, a close associate of another underworld don Vicky Shetty, during the breakfast hour.
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