Demonetisation: Former Chambal dacoit Malkhan Singh stands in ATM queue in Gwalior

Malkhan Singh, a former dreaded dacoit, was seen lining up at a bank branch to get his old currency exchanged in Gwalior.

FP Staff November 18, 2016 15:29:03 IST
Demonetisation: Former Chambal dacoit Malkhan Singh stands in ATM queue in Gwalior

The Centre's decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 old notes has had a huge impact on people. So much that even a former dreaded dacoit was seen lining up at a bank branch to get his old notes exchanged, reported News18.

Demonetisation Former Chambal dacoit Malkhan Singh stands in ATM queue in Gwalior

Former dacoit Malkhan Singh outside the bank. (Photo courtesy: CNN-News18 / Sulabh Srivastav)

He was spotted standing in a queue at the SBI branch in Gwalior, the report says, which amused many who were standing with him.

Malkhan Singh was one of the most feared outlaws of the Chambal ravines during the 70s and 80s. Singh and his gang had 94 police cases — 18 cases of dacoity, 28 kidnapping, 19 of attempt to murder and 17 cases of murder — lodged against them.

In 1976, a blood feud ensued between Malkhan and Bilao village sarpanch Kailash Narayan. Malkhan tried to kill Narayan with a machine gun. However, Narayan survived six bullets shots but this forced Malkhan to flee to Jalaun in Uttar Pradesh as he ended up injuring two of Narayan's men and killing one.

Later in 1983, Malkhan Singh along with his men surrendered before the then chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, Arjun Singh, before a huge crowd of over 30,000 people.

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