New Delhi, May 11: The alleged mastermind behind gunning down of former INLD MLA Bharat Singh last year, Uday Veer Singh alias Kaale who was lodged in Tihar Jail died today after brief illness.
Uday Veer, 42, a resident of Dichaon Kalan in Najafgarh, was kept in jail number 1 of Tihar. At about 12.20 pm he complained of uneasiness and difficulty in breathing after which he was attended by jail doctor, said a senior Tihar official.
Uday Veer and three others were arrested by the Crime Branch in connection with murder of Bharat Singh a week after the dreaded ex MLA was gunned down in south west Delhi's Najafgarh area last year.
Singh was attacked by over six armed men on March 29 when he was attending a religious event at Abhinandan Vatika in Najafgarh.
He was later declared dead at Medanta hospital in Gurgaon. Uday Veer's father and brother were allegedly bumped off by Singh and his brothers gang.
He was also believed to have made a failed attempt to eliminate Bharat Singh in 2012 in his office. Uday Veer was lodged in Tihar since July 18, 2015, said the official.